151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven MA 02568 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum
MVM Campus

Gay Head Cliffs
Address: 9 Aquinnah Circle, Aquinnah

The Gay Head Lighthouse is open seasonally. A lighthouse keeper will be available and the doors will be open during designated hours. Parking is available, but limited, on Aquinnah Circle. The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) busses do have routes to the lighthouse.


Read the Martha's Vineyard Magazine's "Illuminating Lighthouses"
for more on the historical and cultural significance of the Light

Len Butler, Chairman of the Relocation Subcommittee for Save the Gay Head Lighthouse, gave an exclusive look at the preparations that were made to get the Lighthouse ready for her historic move in 2015 in this video.

2017 Schedule

Open weekends, May 27 - June 18 as well as Memorial Day, 10am-4pm.

Open daily, June 22 - October 9, 10am-4pm and Thursday evenings for sunset in July and August.

Summer Solstice Celebration: Wednesday, June 21st from 6:30-8:30pm at the Lighthouse

All hours are weather permitting.
Admission is $5.00 for adults. Museum members and children under 12 are free.


MOVING the gay head light

Click here for a timelapse video of the relocation and restoration project. The Museum is steward of the Lighthouse.


Group Visits and Private Rentals

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Group visits, weddings and private parties at the Gay Head Lighthouse are reserved and managed through the Town of Aquinnah. Contact Richard Skidmore for more information at 508-560-2671.