Gay Head Light – Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard

Year Founded: 1799

Currently Exists: Yes

Accessible to Public: Yes

Visiting Hours: The light is closed until July. The light is open to the public daily from July through October 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The light is also open on Thursday nights from July through September 10.

Address: 9 Aquinnah Circle, Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard

Past & Present

PICTURE BY: Past – Cape Cod Life Archives| Present – Quinn Dombrowski

Note: The current lighthouse is 160 years old and weighs 400 tons. In 2015, the light was moved back about 135 feet from an encroaching cliff face.

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