Visit The Carnegie


The Carnegie is open Thursday-Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm until December 17th.

Our Christmas in Edgartown Events:

Dickensian Christmas Village, Be sure to stop in and see the Dickensian Village on display now, fun for the whole family! This is a special and elaborate installation by a local collector of a Dickens Christmas Village. On view Thursday-Saturday 10 am – 4 pm until December 17th.
Saturday, December 10th, build your own holiday poppers at The Carnegie 12 pm-3 pm. Free event, fun for the whole family!

The Carnegie Heritage Center’s Historic Tour is a 60-minute guided walking tour of Edgartown. Start your time at The Carnegie with the dynamic “Living Landmark’ exhibit, reading library, and heritage shop. Take to the streets, winding through the harbor and Main Streets to learn about the Island’s rich maritime history– from the nineteenth century to the present. Go inside six Vineyard Preservation Trust historic landmarks, and see other important sites along Edgartown Harbor, ending at the Daniel Fisher House.

The Carnegie Heritage Center is open Thursday-Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm.  Private tours can be booked by emailing or calling (774) 549-9107.

Tour Highlights:

  • Exclusive access to seven VPT historic landmarks in downtown Edgartown showcasing the island’s charming and classical architecture.
  • Discover the legends and lore of Martha’s Vineyard’s first settlers and the Wampanoag people who shaped the island’s heritage and traditions. 
  • Learn about America’s famous Whaling Captains, entrepreneurs, and the creative people who shaped our nation and its cultural history.   

Featured Properties: Vincent House of 1672, the resplendent Dr. Daniel Fisher House & Gardens, the masterful Old Whaling Church, Old Sculpin Gallery, Norton Boat House, Edgartown Harbor, and The Carnegie.

Limited space available, reservations are highly recommended.

old whaling church

Questions / Private Tours contact:


Vineyard Preservation Trust Events

Take a look at our events calendar to get tickets for all our holiday events!

View the full event calendar here!