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

Exhibit Opening: But…Such Is War

When he was 22-years-old, Steve Maxner was drafted into the Army and served as a medic in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. After returning home, Mr. Maxner was...

1/21 4pm
Talk: The Lost Whaling Fleets of the Western Arctic

In September of 1871, 32 whaling ships were trapped in the ice along the Chukchi Sea coast of Alaska with winter fast approaching. Unable to sail to safety...

1/25 5pm
Exhibit Opening: Neighbors in the Deep – the North Atlantic Right Whale

For hundreds of years, people have looked to the waters around the Island for the North Atlantic right whale: to hunt them, to see them, and now to save...

1/28 4pm
Brazilian Dinner

Join chef Zandro Souza and educator, journalist and interpreter Juliana Germani for an evening exploring Brazilian food and traditions. Mr. Souza will...

1/31 6pm
Martha’s Vineyard History Class

Martha’s Vineyard History is a fast-paced, eight-week tour of life on the Island from the Ice Age to the Digital Age. Designed to appeal to newcomers and...

2/4 6:30pm

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MVYLI left a positive review 6/28/2015

Thank you to the Vineyard community for warmly welcoming Gandhi's grandson to the Island. Our young people were inspired.

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