Sunsets look better from Gay Head Light!





Master Lampist Woody Woodward visits Gay Head Light

On June 28th, Master Lampist Jim “Woody” Woodward visited Gay Head Light for the first time. For twenty years he has taken care of the gorgeous, jewel-like, First-Order Fresnel Lens that Gay Head Light was built to house. This Lens, that Woody and crew restored, is now enshrined in the M.V. Museum in Vineyard Haven.

Join us on Friday, June 21st for the Summer Solstince

Have You Seen the Light, Friend? - new article in Martha's Vineyard Magazine

The original Gay Head 1st order Fresnel lens is an important centerpiece of the new Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Vineyard Haven. Gay Head Lighthouse keeper Richard Skidmore recently wrote this article for Martha’s Vineyard Magazine about the history of this magnificent lens.

Read the article here.


The Gay Head Lighthouse is officially open for the 2019 season!

Between Memorial Day weekend and 6/17, the lighthouse will be open on weekends only. Starting on 6/17,  it will be be open 7 days a week.

HELP WANTED for summer season

HELP WANTED for summer season


Gay Head Lighthouse Tour Guide
Part-time and Volunteer positions

Gay Head Lighthouse [GH Light] Tour Guides are responsible for daily operations and visitor services at the Gay Head Lighthouse, Memorial Day weekend through mid-October.
Candidates should enjoy interacting with the public and be enthusiastic about the Lighthouse, Aquinnah and Vineyard history.
Duties include greeting visitors, handling admission fees and ensuring the security of the property. The ability to operate Point of Sale hardware and software, climb stairs, stand for long periods of time and lift 30-lbs is necessary.

o Part-time seasonal employee of the Town of Aquinnah
o Hourly rate established by Town’s Classification and Compensation Plan
o Works under the supervision of the Gay Head Lighthouse Tour Coordinator

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Deborah Medders – 508.693.1039

Trailer for

Keepers of the Light – Trailer from Film-Truth Productions on Vimeo.

A good time was had by all at the 3 years anniversary of the Gay Head Light move

Celebrating 3 years since to move

In recognition of the 3rd anniversary of the move of the Gay Head Lighthouse, the light will be open from 5-7 on Wednesday, 30 May.  Admission is complimentary.