Martha's Vineyard Museum

The Martha's Vineyard Museum opened on March 13, 2019 at its new location in the former Marine Hospital overlooking Vineyard Haven Harbor. The building dates to 1895, when it was built as a refuge for sailors.  The museum boasts a wide range of artifacts and collections chronicling Island history and culture, including a rare Fresnel lens built in 1854 in France for the Gay Head Light. 

151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568





Vineyard Haven

Upcoming Events

Online Exhibit: Laura Jernegan - Girl on a Whaleship

Discover the story of 19th century whaling and the experiences of a young girl on a whaling voyage. In 1868, at the age of six, Laura Jernegan went to sea...

Online Exhibit: One on the Line - The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby

There are more fishing stories than there are fish in the sea. We invite you to cast your lines out and enjoy the Vineyard’s Derby memories throughout the...

Online Exhibit: Playing Together - High School Sports Since Regionalization

High School juniors and seniors from Corinne Kurtz’s Sports History class at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) researched, created and...

Online Exhibit: The Photography of Richard Shute

Richard G. Shute partnered with his father Charles in 1867 to form the Charles H. Shute & Son photographic studio in Edgartown. In a brief period of time,...

Online Exhibit: Those Who Serve

During World War II, the entire Vineyard community mobilized to support the war effort, both on the home front and overseas. The personal stories and...


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