East Chop Lighthouse


The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is privileged to be the steward of two of the Island’s lighthouses, including the East Chop Light. Beyond its important functional role as an aid to navigation, this structure also offers visitors spectacular views of the breathtaking beauty of Vineyard Sound.

The lighthouse is open seasonally on Sunday evenings around sunset. Weather dependent.


Adults: $5
Children 12 & Under: Free

MV Museum members are always free.

During visiting hours, the doors will be kept open and a lighthouse keeper will be available to provide information about the lighthouse and answer any questions during your visit. 

Parking is available, but limited, on East Chop Drive. The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) busses will stop at the intersection of East Chop Drive and New York Avenue, but you must walk up the hill to the lighthouse.


What could be more unforgettable than getting married or having a private party in the shadow of one of the Island’s historic lighthouses?

To learn more about renting the East Chop Lighthouse, please email lighthouses@mvmuseum.org.

To reserve the Lighthouse, please complete the Lighthouse Reservation Form. Your reservation is not confirmed until processed and confirmed by the Museum.

Events cannot be scheduled during times the Lighthouse is open to the public.

The fee for use is $500 per hour for groups of 10 or fewer and $750 per hour for larger groups. 


As the steward of the Edgartown and East Chop Lighthouses, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is raising funds to maintain these functioning historic beacons. Admission and rental fees are used to help offset the costs of maintaining these structures. If you are interested in donating to the Museum’s efforts to preserve the lighthouses, please visit the Join & Give page for more information.