West Tisbury Vineyard Haven, MA 2568 +1 508 696 0100(Tourist Information)
Today, this is the island's "year-round" town. For centuries, Tisbury, commonly known as Vineyard Haven, has been one of New England's top seaports. While much of Martha's Vineyard shuts down when the snow falls, here local shops, inns and restaurants remain open. The historic West Chop Lighthouse, Tashmoo Lake and Old Schoolhouse Museum are among the local attractions. Vineyard Haven is one of the harbors welcoming visitors arriving on ferries from the mainland.
Tisbury Martha's Vineyard, MA 2568 +1 508 696 7400
Hometown of Governor Mayhew and officially incorporated as a town in 1671, this is the main entrance to Martha's Vineyard by sea. Located in the Dukes county, Tisbury is famous for its port. Neighboring localities include Makonikey, Pilot Hill and West. Shops, restaurants and inns close here in the winter but, the Vineyard Haven port is open all year round.
160 Rock Street Fall River, MA 02720 +1 508 672 5571
The Church of the Holy Spirit is marvelous structure built in 1875, which stands high on its grounds till date. Despite going through a lot of changes in the past, it has been maintained very well even today. The elegant architectural design and the warm welcoming aura of the church are truly spell binding. The church has been fully functional since its inception and continues to conduct regular services. The customary rituals, religious practices and ceremonies are conducted in the church.
55-65 Palmer Avenue Across From the Falmouth Village Green Falmouth, MA 2541 +1 508 548 4857
Ensconced in a tranquil quarter of Falmouth are two Victorian houses that comprise the Falmouth Museums On The Green. These 18th century edifice houses an impressive collection of colonial artifacts, exhibits, furniture, fine artworks, textiles and a number of other collections that take you to a different age. There's a rustic barn, a colonial garden, a herb garden and a Memorial park in the museum's premises that recreate a Victorian setting for its visitors. Apart from the regular exhibits, the museum also conducts walking tours and serves as an event space for concerts, parades and open houses. Check website to know more.
765 Prospect Street Fall River, MA 02720 +1 508 324 2750
Spread over 100 acres (40 hectares) of land, the Oak Grove is on of the largest cemeteries in the city. It is the final resting place of several mill owners and elite residents of Fall River. The cemetery's natural beauty and impressive Gothic Revival tombstones and memorials showcase the rich heritage of this place. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
223 Nobska Road Falmouth, MA 02543 +1 508 457 3219
The Nobska Light is a charming lighthouse in Cape Cod. The history of this landmark is written on a board that helps visitors learn more about it history. The brick-lined interior and the stunning spiral stairway adds to the beauty of this light. Stunning views from the top is worth the climb.
A historic lighthouse on the Taunton River in Massachusetts, Borden Flats Light Station is a Sparkplug lighthouse, that is, a tower-on-caisson type. It was built in the year 1881 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1987. It sits on water, and includes a 50-foot (15-meter) tall cast-iron tower that also served as the keeper's quarters. It was affected by a hurricane in 1938 which gave it a tilt that is still visible. It was electrified in 1957 and automated in 1963.
18 Johnny Cake Hill New Bedford, MA 02740 +1 508 997 0046
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a exceptional facility which showcases the history of the whaling industry. However, its main focus remains on telling the history of the Old Dartmouth region. The museum owns a mind blowing collection of scrimshaws and logbooks and is considered to have the largest assortment of this kind in the whole world. The Whaling Museum also has several fine art pieces on display. This museum has so many exhibits, that is it sure to enrich your knowledge about the past. The museum is also well known for housing the world's mightiest whale ship model -The Lagoda. For further details please log on to the museum website.
This non-profit film society is dedicated to screening the best in world cinema. Independent films, classics, documentaries are all screened here keeping in mind a diverse audience. They also show films that may not be shown in commercial theaters. You will find some of the most critically acclaimed films are screened here.
Chilmark Library opened on December 15, 1882 with 33 books for rent for three cents a week. Today, it boasts over 30,000 books, as well as magazines, tapes, compact discs and audio-visual materials. Residents of Massachusetts get free library cards, all others are asked to pay a nominal fee. The library presents story time from September-June at 10:30a on Saturdays for children age three and up. Various arts and crafts seminars and classes are also held throughout the year, call for details.
In 1835, members of a church decided to use this
part of the island for a summer meeting. Each year, the meeting became more and more popular. Soon, members of the congregation built cottages and stayed longer. Eventually, their ...
A perfect spot on a rainy day, the library boasts
an extensive collection of books, reference materials, compact discs and audio and videotapes. You can also get access to the Internet, use a personal computer, or dig into the ...
Since 1884, islanders have enjoyed the beauty of this magnificent
carousel. Built by Charles W.F. Dare, it is the nation's oldest platform carousel still in operation. Acquired by the Preservation Trust in 1986, the carousel is a National Historic ...