Tour Information

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May 2024: Private tours are available by appointment.

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June-August 2024: Group tours will be offered several days a week.

Historic Group Tours Available for the Summer Now!

The Carnegie Heritage Center’s Historic Tour is a 75-minute guided walking tour of Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. Start your journey at the Old Whaling Church, one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in New England. 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. Visit Vineyard Preservation Trust’s historic landmarks including the Vincent House, the oldest home on Martha’s Vineyard, and other important sites along Edgartown Harbor, ending at The Carnegie Heritage Center. Here you can enjoy the dynamic ‘Living Landmarks’ exhibit, reading library, and heritage shop.

Limited space available; reservations are highly recommended.

Tour Highlights:

  • Exclusive access to Vineyard Preservation Trust 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.

*The Old Whaling Church is located on the corner of Main Street and Church Street. The Church Street, Edgartown VTA bus stop is conveniently located nearby.

*Parking in town is minimal, we encourage you to park at the Park ‘n Ride take the shuttle to Among The Flowers, and walk to The Old Whaling Church.

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Vineyard Preservation Trust Events

View the full event calendar here!

June 4-August 31
Historic Walking Tours
Private Tours by appointment; Group Tours starting in June
June 13
A Taste of the Vineyard: Gourmet Stroll
Thursday, June 13th
June 15
A Taste of the Vineyard: Patrons’ Party
Saturday, June 15th
This property is located at:
58 North Water Street
Edgartown, MA
Public street parking