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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Martha’s Vineyard Ocean Academy, our current tenant, uses the building as headquarters for their operations.

This landmark is located at:
110 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA