We offer a variety of tours of the Heritage Trail
NOTE: Children ages 12 and under are half-price!
Tours leave outside the Steamship Authority in Oak Bluffs.
4.5 hour tours are on Fridays and Sundays at 1:30pm from July 7th through Labor Day. The complete tour includes each island town: Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, West Tisbury, Aquinnah, Chilmark and Menemsha Village.
2.5 hour tours of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown begin at 1:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and at 10am on Sundays throughout the summer.
1.5 hour tours of Oak Bluffs begin at 10am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout the summer.
One hour walking tour of the Highlands area of Oak Bluffs begin at 1pm on Thursdays throughout the summer.
Other Tour Options
Walking tours of Vineyard Haven are available on request for $25 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508 693 4361 to make an appointment.
Customized tours reflecting particular interests are also available. Fully narrated tours are available in your own vehicle.Large group bookings available. Email email@example.com or call 508 693-4361 with requests.
Orders may also be sent to Elaine Cawley Weintraub or Carrie Camillo Tankard, or by mail to:
African American Heritage Trail
P.O. Box 596
West Tisbury, MA 02575
Workshops for Teachers and community historians are available from Dr. Elaine Cawley Weintraub, the research historian and co-founder of the Trail. These workshops focus on using the Trail as a model to demonstrate how every community has the resources and untapped history to create a community history project. Ways of using archival research, oral histories, and involving students as research assistants to a community history venture are explained and the work of students and community activists demonstrated. Dr. Cawley Weintraub provides workshops for many of the colleges and universities of the Boston area. Contact Elaine Cawley Weintraub via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone at (508) 693 4361 or by postal mail at P.O. Box 596, West Tisbury, MA 02575.
Personal Presentations from members of the board of the African American Heritage Trail are available, and individual members can be contacted either through their email address or through the mailing address of the Heritage Trail.
All proceeds from these services directly benefit the African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard organization.