Monday, April 15, 2024


    Everything you need to know about Martha's Vineyard, including that crucial first step of getting here.

    What You Need to Know About Martha's Vineyard

    • You’re on the homelands (and waters) of the Wampanoag people. Be a respectful guest.
    • Martha’s Vineyard is located off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and is only accessible by air or sea.
    • At less than 88 square miles, it’s easy to travel around the Island.
    • There are six towns on Martha’s Vineyard: Edgartown (which includes Katama), Oak Bluffs, Tisbury (aka Vineyard Haven), West Tisbury, Chilmark (which includes Menemsha), and Aquinnah (formerly known as Gay Head). Each has a distinct flavor.
    • Our population jumps from about 17,000 people in the off season to more than 100,000 people in the summer months.

    Get to Know the Towns

    Vineyard Haven

    The gateway to the Island

    Oak Bluffs

    The campground, Black history, and bars


    Pink shorts, whaling homes, and fine dining

    West Tisbury

    Farm stands, markets, and fairs


    Beautiful beaches and farmland


    The Gay Head cliffs, shops, and lighthouse


    Island Weather

    Vineyard Haven
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    Learn about the Island

    A Brief But Comprehensive History of Martha’s Vineyard

    There's a lot of history packed into this little Island, beginning with a glacial moraine and the Wampanoag name of Noepe, "the island amidst the streams."

    Deciphering Vineyard Lingo

    As in any centric community, we have our own lingo. Here's a breakdown of some of the more common terms on the Vineyard’s linguistic road map.

    One Island, many stories at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum

    By Brittany Bowker First, it was a marine hospital. Then, a summer camp. Now, it’s...