Vineyard Haven, the beautiful working harbor village in the town of Tisbury is not only the year-round port for Martha’s Vineyard, it also has a really fun and diverse Cultural District.
The Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District is a walkable mile from the shipyards on Beach Street, to the Library on Main Street, and it includes a huge number of businesses in the creative industries – design, architecture, wooden shipbuilding, home goods, handcrafts, theater, music, films and delight slew of wonderful restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutique shops, MVCS Thrift Shop, galleries, studios, clothing design, books, and scrumptious culinary delights! Love maritime history? Check out the whaling and industry captains’ homes on Williams Street, and the beautiful murals on the walls of the second-floor gallery in the Katherine Cornell Theater. Further down Main Street you’ll find the lovely town beach at Owen Park a perfect small park for young kids. Keep walking and you’ll find a historic cemetery, the West Chop Lighthouse, and, at the crest of a small incline, the stunning vistas of West Chop overlook – the perfect place to enjoy, especially at sunset.
The New Martha’s Vineyard Museum located at the old Marine Hospital is a fantastic addition to our town, and has a commanding view over the Lagoon. Vineyard Haven boasts two movie theaters: the beautiful Martha’s Vineyard Film Center at the Tisbury Marketplace open year round and home to wonderful festivals, including the International Film Festival in September, and in season Capawock movie house on Main Street. The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse offers live plays, poetry and exhibitions year-round, helping to make Tisbury, and Vineyard Haven, one of the most arts-vibrant small towns in America! In the Summer there is Shakespeare at the Tashmoo Overlook. Tashmoo Beach and Wilfrid’s Pond are fantastic beaches. Lake Tashmoo has public boat launch, and is wonderful for boating, fishing and clamming. In the winter there is scalloping in the Lagoon.