African American Heritage Trail of M.V. Historical tour of 22 sites. By appointment. $60/half-day tour of Oak Bluffs & Edgartown; $50/1.5-hour tour of Oak Bluffs. mvafricanamericanheritagetrail.org; 508-693-4361; 889-1974.
African American History Tour Guided tour of the history ad evolution of Martha’s Vineyard’s African American presence. By appointment. 12 historical sites, 90 minutes. $25; $10 child under 12. 508-693-8714.
Aquinnah Cultural Center Documentation of the historical development of Aquinnah and the Wampanoag tribe. Vanderhoop Homestead, Aquinnah Cliffs. Erwin Vanderhoop Homestead, 19th century Gay Head farmstead. Wed., Fri., Sat., 11 am–4 pm. 508-645-7900; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cape Poge Lighthouse Sit back and enjoy an over-sand vehicle tour to the remote Cape Poge Lighthouse. Climb the spiral staircase of the century-old wooden lighthouse and discover intriguing stories of the light keepers who watched over these ocean waters. This tour is great for explorers of all ages! Pre-registration strongly suggested. Complimentary pick-up/drop-off from the Chappy Ferry provided to those who pre-register.. Daily through Columbus Day at 9.30am, Noon, 2pm. Members Adult: $20. Nonmembers Adult: $25. All Children: $12. Call 508-627-3599 to pre-register.
Edgartown Lighthouse After major renovations in 2007 the Lighthouse is open to the public. 121 North Water St., Edgartown. Open Saturday, Sunday and Columbus Day through Oct. 13, 11 am–6 pm weather permitting. $5 suggested donation. mvmuseum.org; 508-627-4441.
Featherstone Center for the Arts Gallery that features art, music, workshops and more. 30 Featherstone Ln. off Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. Classes, artist’s exhibitions, and more. Daily, 12 noon–4 pm. featherstoneart.org; 508-693-1850.
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary 4 miles of trail coverage featuring kayak tours, gardens and more. Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Edgartown. Daily. Programs; Discovery Room. $4; $3 child/senior; free for Mass Audubon members. 508-627-4850.
The FARM Institute Year-round institution dedicated to educating the community about the benefits of farming. Katama, Edgartown. Tours; meat & produce available at farm stand. 508-627-7007; farminstitute.org.
Gay Head Light Historic lighthouse standing at edge of eroding cliffs. Aquinnah. Open daily June 16–Oct. 13, 10 am–5 pm. $5 suggested donation. mvmuseum.org; 508-627-4441 ext. 123.
Ghosts, Gossip & Downright Scandal Walking Tours Entertaining look at Island history. Fridays 7 pm. 508-627-8619; vineyardhistorytours.info.
Island Alpaca Co. Farm Visits & Alpaca Discovery for all ages. 1 Head of the Pond Rd., Oak Bluffs. Daily 10 am – 5 pm. Self-guided tour, Gift Shop. $5 suggested donation. Alpaca Discovery: 9:30-11 am, $25, Pre-register: 508-693-5554.
Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association Cottage Museum and Gift Shop Association dedicated to teaching about Island cultural and religious history. 1 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs. mvcma.org; 508-693-4584; 508-677-7184.
Martha’s Vineyard Museum New exhibits, 1730’s Cooke Family Period House, original Gay Head lighthouse lens, kids’ programming, lecture series, more. Cooke and School sts., Edgartown. Mon.–Sat. 10 am–4 pm. Library, Tues. & Thurs., 1–4 pm or by appt. $6; $5 seniors; $4 child; free members/children under 6. 508-627-4441; mvmuseum.org.
Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust Buildings Organization to protect and preserve 18 historic Island sites. Edgartown: Vincent House (1672); Dr. Daniel Fisher house (1840); and the Old Whaling Church (1842). Tours: $10; child under 12 free. By appointment. mvpreservation.org; 508-627-8720.
Martha’s Vineyard Tours and Excursions Charter and private tours available around the Island. Pickups from ferries, hotels, airport and others. 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-hour narrated tours. marthasvineyardexcursion.com; 508-654-0381.
Martha’s Vineyard Transport Providing van tours of the Island.Open April through November. mvislandtours.com, 508-939-1359.
MV Tour Guides Historic walking tour of Edgartown through Nov. 10 (meet at Whaling Church). Tuesday and Thursday 10-11:15 am and Saturday 11-12:15 pm. Please call to reserve times. 508-499-TOUR. mvtourguide.com.
Native Earth Teaching Farm 94 North Rd., Chilmark. By appointment only. Natural dyes, fiber arts, animal visits, more. 508-645-3304; nativeearthteachingfarm.org.
Polly Hill Arboretum Horticulture and botanic landmark featuring rare trees plants and shrubs since 1958. 795 State Rd., West Tisbury. Grounds open daily from sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center open daily from 9:30am – 4pm. Plants for sale. Tours 10am July and August, otherwise by appointment. Members and children under 12 free, all others $5 admission. No dogs please. For more information and reservations: 508-693-9426
Vineyard Ghosts Walking Tours Ghost tours of Oak Bluffs departing from The Secret Garden, Vineyard Haven from Bunch of Grapes, and Edgartown from Edgartown Books. Tours start June 15.