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Museums / Attactions

Martha's Vineyard has something to do for everyone in the family. There are a wide variety of museums and attractions that offer a wealth of information about the Island's unique history, culture and art. Below are a few options

Flying Horses

The oldest operating carousel in

the country, flying horses

represents the birth of Martha’s

Vineyard as a tourist destination.

Originally built in Coney Island in 1876, the horses made the trip to Martha’s Vineyard in 1884 and have been a permanent fixture since. The property is now owned and managed by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust. 


Martha’s Vineyard Museum

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is

the Island's largest repository of

cultural artifacts, historic

photographs, archival records,

and genealogical records. The

museum strives to broaden

awareness and access to the

Island's history and shared memory. Come join us and discover our past and present and participate in the museum’s numerous summertime activities. Website:

Oak Bluffs Campground

Nestled within the heart of Oak

Bluffs are over 180 small cottages

that make up the “Campgrounds.”

Evolved from tents & mail-order

catalogs, these cottages represent

a completely different era and are

preserved by private owners and

the Martha’s Vineyard Campmeeting Association. Phone: 508-693-0525 or Website:

Mytoi Garden

This wonderfully designed

Japanese-Style garden is

peacefully located within the

pine forest of Chappaquiddick.

Walking through the property is

a vacation within your vacation

and is not to be missed. The

Mytoi Garden is easy to reach when on bike-friendly Chappaquiddick. Phone: 508-627-7689 or Website:


Colonial Edgartown

It's the seat of Dukes County and the largest town on Martha’s Vineyard. Get lost on its picturesque streets and drift away to the age of Whaling Captains & nautical legends. Stand at the steps and marvel the dominating Whaling Church, shop unique boutiques and dine on world-class cuisine. Edgartown has it all.

Polly Hill Arboretum

This year-round arboretum is the

work of renowned horticulturist

Polly Hill. Sitting on over twenty

acres of land, the arboretum is

home to nearly 1700 different

types of plants including the

famous “North Tisbury Azalea.”

Polly Hill is open year round. Phone: 508-693-9426 or Website:

Up-Island Stonewalls

A trip up-island to Chilmark and Aquinnah is a must and the scenery sells itself. Escape the crowds and take a trip along North, Middle, or South Roads through West Tisbury and Chilmark and take in all the rural delights and perhaps the finest scenery in New England. The boundary-marking stone walls, rolling hills, and sea views will no doubt take your breath away.

Martha’s Vineyard Land Banks and Open Spaces

Martha’s Vineyard is not only a

destination for shopping and

dining. In fact, the island is an

outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

Land banks boast miles of trails,

kayaking ponds and room for

your four-legged friends to roam.

Phone: (508) 627-7141 or Website:

Aquinnah Cultural Center

Take a stroll around and learn

about the island’s indigenous

past. Meet Moshup and

experience 10000 years of

legends on Noepe (Martha’s


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