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

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.

Aerial Tours

Lighthouse Tours

Historic Sites & Museums

Shore Line Walks