Welcome to Edgartown
Edgartown’s character is remarkably diverse. At the center of its rich history is its place, alongside Nantucket, as one of the great whaling centers of the 1800s. From this period, many Greek Revival and Federal-style homes still stand in the downtown area, many overlooking the harbor and waters beyond. Today, Main Street is a superb destination for shopping and culinary delight, and the harbor is a hub of yacht activity in the summer. Katama comprises the stretch of farmlands between the downtown area and the dunes of the Atlantic. Its open fields and bike paths are among the favorite Island experiences to many. North and South areas of Edgartown are defined by coastal salt or brackish ponds, with barrier beaches and dunes meeting the seas. Chappaquiddick, actually a separate island, is a further unique enclave, accessed by ferry from the inner harbor.