Location: Chappaquiddick Island
Nearest town: Edgartown
41 25 10 N
70 27 08 W
Accessibility: A 90-minute tour is available through
the Trustees of Reservations. Reservations are required.
Cape Poge Lighthouse Tour
Daily, May-November | 9 a.m., 12 noon & 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a guided oversand vehicle tour of Cape Poge Wildlife
Refuge, discover the intriguing stories of lightkeepers who
watched over these waters for nearly 150 years, and climb
the century-old lighthouse for breathtaking views of Martha’s
here for more information or call 508-627-3599
The lighthouse may be open to the public periodically
in summer to those with their own four-wheel drive vehicles.
Check at the gatehouses for availablility.
Station established: 1802; Current lighthouse tower
built: 1893; Automated: 1943
Construction material: Wood
Tower height: 35 feet; Height of focal plane: 65 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1857); Current
optic: 300 mm
Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds
Other buildings still standing: None
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation; property