Martha's Vineyard Museum

59 School St.
Edgartown, MA 02539- Map It
Phone: (508) 627-4441

AAA Editor Notes

Martha's Vineyard Museum is at 59 School St. at Cooke St. The 18th-century Cooke House contains 11 rooms relating Vineyard history. The Pease House Galleries include the Wampanoag Gallery; the Oral History Center, which features the stories of native islanders; and Kid's Space. Also featured are the 1854 Fresnel lens from Gay Head Lighthouse and such vessels and vehicles as a whaleboat and an 1856 fire engine. The Gale Huntington Library of History also is on-site. It contains reference material relating to Martha's Vineyard that includes books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, oral histories and genealogy information.
Museum late May to mid-Oct. $10; $9 (senior citizens); $5 (ages 6-12). Museum rest of year $8; $7 (senior citizens); $5 (ages 6-12). Library fees vary.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, late May to mid-Oct.; Mon.-Sat. 10-4, rest of year. Library Tues. and Thurs. 1-4 or by appointment. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.