Nathan Mayhew Schoolhouse
The Nathan Mayhew Schoolhouse was built in 1828 and is the island’s oldest surviving one room schoolhouse. The Daughters of the American Revolution, Seacoast Defense Chapter operated a maritime museum there for many years.
The iconic flagpole erected in front of the schoolhouse commemorates an act of patriotism during the Revolutionary War. A plaque attached to the pole names three Holmes Hole women who got dynamite from the armory and blew up the town flagpole to prevent the British from using it as a spar for their warship.
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The Nathan Mayhew Schoolhouse is not open regularly to the public but is available for rent for small functions. Please contact us to learn more.
Vineyard Haven, MA