MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Old Whaling Church …


In the center of Edgartown stands the Old Whaling Church.

Built in 1843 it is considered the Vineyard’s most outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture.

The Gothic columns are one of its most distinctive features…

…as is its 92 foot high tower.  The light in the steeple can be seen many miles out at sea.

Not used as a Methodist Church anymore, the Old Whaling Church is part of the Martha’s Vineyard Trust properties and is used as a performing arts center as well as for weddings and other festive occasions.

One of the most popular concerts is by the Minnesingers chorale group from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.  You can see them perform in December during the ‘Christmas in Edgartown’ weekend.

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Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

2 thoughts on “Old Whaling Church …

  1. Joan,

    These are outstanding architectural photos!


  2. Oh, just beautiful. I have been gazing at rentals… hoping we sell our other house so we can afford to go!!!…

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