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

TOWN OF AQUINNAH POSITION DESCRIPTION

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.

THE POSITION IS:
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

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. 

The Gay Head Light 2018 Schedule

From Memorial Day weekend  to June 23, the Gay Head Light will be open on the weekends, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. On Memorial Day weekend, the lighthouse will be open Sat, Sun and Mon.

June 24 thru Labor Day weekend, the Gay Head Light will be open 7 days a week, from 10:00am-4:00pm

Additional sunset hours will be from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Thur and Fri evenings.

 

Admission: $6.00

Free admission for:

  • Residents of Aquinnah
  • Children under age 12
  • Military veterans

Gay Head Lighthouse Open FREE on Mother's Day!

The Town of Aquinnah will open Gay Head Light for FREE on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th, from 5:30-7pm. All mothers and everyone who has, or had a mother, are invited to honor Mom, and enjoy the stunning view from the Island’s most iconic structure. Closed if raining…