Gay Head Lighthouse

Gay Head Lighthouse Logo The Gay Head Light is open 7 days a week, from 10-4pm. Thursday's Sunset opening is from 7-9pm. 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. For more information, visit the Gay Head Lighthouse website.

Aquinnah Cultural Center

Aquinnah Cultural Center Logo


Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Museum Tours 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Aquinnah Cultural Center is a museum of Wampanoag history and culture, and is located in the Edwin Devries Vanderhoop Homestead near the Gay Head Cliffs. The house holds great significance for Wampanoag people, as it was built in the late 19th century by a Wampanoag man and lived in by many generations of the family. The museum has many original things from Edwin's time, including photographs, period furniture, artwork, whaling items and fossils from the cliffs. We have exhibits on Wampanoag whaling, the Gay Head Lighthouse, and turn of the century Wampanoag owned and operated inns and restaurants.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 Museum Tours 11:00 - 2:00 PM

The museum will close early today for a special program to be held at the West Tisbury Library:
3:00 PM "Tribal Justice", a film by Anne Makepeace about two Native judges who incorporate traditional methods of dispute resolution to truly rehabilitate offenders and restore balance to the community.

Friday, September 8, 2017 Museum Tours 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM We will have a guest artist, Ryan Derby, from the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe who creates very contemporary work in many mediums based on traditional themes. Ryan paints, carves, does leatherwork, beadwork and much more. Come visit and enjoy this beautiful work!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The museum will be closed for the Aquinnah Powwow, but please visit our booth at the Powwow on both Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10. You will find by the big tent in the Aquinnah Circle, directly across the street from the Lighthouse.
The "Our Story" exhibit is still at the ACC until September 16. Be sure to stop in and experience it before it leaves for the season.
For more information on all of our exhibits, programs and events, please call us at (508) 645-7900 or email us at Regular admission for adults $5, seniors and children 12 and under $3.