Solstice Celebration, June 21st

Gay Head Light Summer 2017 schedule

photo by Scott Crawford

The Gay Head Light is open now on Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm. Starting Thursday, June 22nd it will be open 7 days a week, from 10am-4pm. Thursday’s Sunset opening is from 7-9pm starting the 22nd of June. In August Sunset is earlier and the Light is open 6-9pm. Lighthouse Park is open year round from 9 am to one hour past sunset.
 Adult admission is $5/kids under 12 are free.

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…

Gay Head 10K Race 2017 Registration Opens

Click here to sign up for the 2017 running of the Gay Head 10K, on Sunday, October 1, 11:00 am.

Historic Gay Head Light Needs Repairs

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/file

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/file

After moving the Gay Head Light farther inland last year, local officials are now looking for up to $1.3 million to complete repairs on the Martha’s Vineyard icon over the next few years. [READ MORE]











Fencing is down

The fencing that was erected as part of the lighthouse move has  been removed, and Lighthouse Park, directly adjacent to Gay Head Light, is now open daily from 8:30am until an hour past Sunset for the general enjoyment of the public. (Photos by Scott Crawford)20160921_150713 20160921_162330 20160921_125730

NOVA documentary "Operation Lighthouse Rescue" wins a 2016 Science Media Award!


The Science Media Awards, presented by WGBH and and Jackson Hole WILD, recently announced the 2016 winners of Science Media Awards  at their SMASH16 Summit in Boston.

Congrats to producer/director Joby Lubman, and crew, and NOVA/PBS. Click here to read more.

Vineyard Medals Honor Maritime Traditions, Leadership

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum recently honored three Vineyard residents for their service to the Island.

At a ceremony earlier this month, Len Butler, Robert S. Douglas and Catherine (Kay) Mayhew each received a 2016 Martha’s Vineyard Medal. The medal honors residents who have contributed to the history, arts and culture of the Island.

Mr. Butler played a lead role in relocating the Gay Head Light last year, serving as chairman of the lighthouse relocation committee, navigating reams of bureaucratic red tape and poring over the lighthouse structure and geology of the nearby eroding cliffs. Through it all, he maintained his day job as a senior site supervisor at John G. Early Construction, where he has worked since 1972.

(Read the article…)

Update: new railings installed at the lighthouse

The beautiful new black powder coated metal railings on the balcony, at the building entrance, and on the new retaining wall, have been installed.