This giant Japanese Pagoda tree in Edgartown is the oldest of its kind on our continent. It was brought to Martha’s Vineyard from China as a seedling in a flower pot by Captain Thomas Milton. He came to the Vineyard during the War of 1812 and liked the Vineyard so much that he decided to stay. He bought land and built a house on S Water Street which this beautiful tree shades. The Thomas Milton house is now part of the Harborside Inn.