Martha’s Vineyard African American heritage private tour
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Martha’s Vineyard African American heritage private tour

Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore Martha’s Vineyard rich African American history
  • Hear interesting stories about Rebecca Amos, the Chappaquiddick Plantation and the Overton House
  • Visit Cottager’s Corner, the Tivoli, Bradley Square Memorial Church, among others
What to expect

Discover the rich African American history of Martha’s Vineyard on this 3-hour private tour. Your knowledgeable guide will tell about the graveyard and the formation of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) on Martha's Vineyard, as well as the connection between the Vineyard’s Grace Church and the one in Mississippi.

You'll stop by many points of interest, each one of them filled with history. At North Road, you'll hear about Rebecca Amos, her daughter Nancy and great-grandson William Martin. In Menemsha, you’ll hear about the Wampanoag’s helping slaves escape. And in Edgartown, you'll hear more about Nancy and William Martin and the Chappaquiddick Plantation. Finally, you'll hear about the Overton House and its connection to the Civil Rights movement.

The tour also includes driving or stopping by Cottager’s Corner, the Tivoli (which used to be Aunt Georgia’s), Bradley Square Memorial Church, Bunny Cottage, Dorothy West house, Coleman Corners and Shearer Cottage.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    Where
    Meeting point:

    You will indicate your pick-up location at checkout.

    What to remember
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • The price of the tour is per group (from one to a maximum of 10 people). You will select the size of your group at check-out
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Martha's Vineyard Tours and Transportation
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 50% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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