Martha's Vineyard Museum

Founded in 1922 as the Dukes County Historical Society, the Martha's Vineyard Museum is dedicated to inspiring people to discover, explore, and strengthen their connections to the Island and its diverse heritage. 

The museum maintains both permanent and special exhibits at its current location in Edgartown and is the steward of three of the Island's lighthouses. It is now in the midst of a  major campaign to relocate to the old Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven.

The Gale Huntington Research Library functions as both a research library and archive. It holds approximately 5,000 books.

59 School Street, Edgartown, MA 02539






Upcoming Events

Museum Summer Opening Party

Celebrate the summer season with a reception on the lawn, and the opening of the Museum for its last season at the Edgartown campus. Tour the exhibit...

6/22 5pm
Summer Volunteer Kick-Off

Join the Museum staff, and tour the current exhibits on display. Learn about upcoming events and programs as well as ways to get more involved as the summer...

6/25 3pm
Help the Right Whale

Sadly, the stunningly beautiful right whales are on the verge of extinction - they need our help. Let's create a pop-up exhibit in the gate house to raise...

7/5 10am

Examine a real megalodon tooth to determine how this giant shark lived millions of years ago. How big was it? How big is today’s great white shark? Create a...

7/12 10am
Captain's Logbook

Whaling captains kept important records about life at sea in gorgeous marbleized leather log books. We’ll construct our own version and try writing a few...

7/19 10am

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