Museums and Tours
African-American History Tour 12 historical sites, 90-minutes, walking and riding. By appointment. Through Oct. $15; $13 seniors. 508-693-8714.
Cottage Museum Campground, 1 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs. Mon., through Sat., 10 am-4 pm, through Oct. 12. Admission $1. 508-693-7784.
Ghosts, Gossip, and Downright Scandal Guided walking tours of Edgartown, Wed., Sat., 6 pm, Visitor's Center, Church St.; Oak Bluffs, Mon., Wed., Fri., 4:30 pm, Circuit Ave.; and Vineyard Haven, Tues., Thurs., 6 pm, cemetery, Franklin and Center sts. $12; children under 12, free. Group tours available. Reservations required: 508-627-8619.
Graveyards of Martha's Vineyard Bus Tour Island graveyard history, Sat., 10 am, $20; $10, children under 12. 508-627-8619.
Martha's Vineyard Historical Society Cooke and School sts., Edgartown. Includes Gale Huntington Reference Library of Island History, Foster Maritime Gallery, Boat and Carriage Shed, Children's Gallery, Oral History, Native American Gallery, museum shop, and 18th century Cooke House, Tues. through Sat., 10 am-5 pm, through Oct. 9. Adults, $7; children 6-15, $4; members and children under 6, free. 508-627-4441.
Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust Buildings Edgartown: Vincent House (1672), Dr. Daniel Fisher whaling mansion (1840), and the Old Whaling Church (1842). $8 for all three buildings, children under 12 free. By appointment. 508-627-8619.
Native Earth Teaching Farm 94 North Rd., Chilmark. Free guided tour, feed rare ducks, agricultural activities. Educational and fun, all ages. Open by appointment. 508-645-3304.
Polly Hill Arboretum 809 State Rd., West Tisbury. Grounds open daily, 7 am-7 pm, except Wed. No dogs. Visitors Center open through Oct. 10: 9:30 am-4 pm, plant and book sale. Daily guided tour, 2 pm, or by appointment. Adults $5 donation, members and children under 12 free. 508-693-9426.
Vincent House Museum Mon.-Fri., 11 am-3 pm, $3; $5 per couple; children free. Tours (Vincent House, Dr. Fisher House, Old Whaling Church), by appointment, $10, children under 12 free. Reservations: 508-627-2529.
World of Reptiles and Birds Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Edgartown. Rare birds and reptiles including largest snake in captivity. Island naturalist Gus Ben David gives tours and lectures. Sat. and Sun., 10 am-3 pm. 508-627-5634.