Discover Martha’s Vineyard History & Hotel Package
For Immediate Release
CJ Rivard, GM
Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites
August 17, 2010 (Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard Mass.) – The Colonial Inn of Martha’s Vineyard unrolled their new Martha’s Vineyard History Package today. The package combines the pleasures of a stay in historic Edgartown at this Martha’s Vineyard hotel, with the joys of discovering some of the rich and diverse history that has shaped the island.
Martha’s Vineyard is an enchanting island just off of the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Along with an abundant history, the island boasts a variety of breathtaking landscapes. The Colonial Inn is centrally located in Edgartown, which is widely recognized as the most elegant and picturesque of the Vineyard’s towns, and is ideally located for exploring the entire island. Visitors enjoy exploring the brick paths of Edgartown while admiring the historic old captain’s homes, the spectacular seaside gardens that surround them, and the stunning views of Edgartown harbor and Chappaquiddick Island. Many also enjoy the numerous art galleries, quaint boutiques and varied dining options that are within steps of the Colonial Inn.
The hotel’s new Martha’s Vineyard History Package will be available starting August 30, throughout the fall. Participants will enjoy a 2 ½ hour tour of the island, where they will be introduced to the Vineyard’s six unique towns, their history, landscape, and lore. Back home at the Colonial Inn in Edgartown, history buffs can then explore some of the town’s historic architectural wonders at their leisure. The package includes entrance to many of Edgartown’s historic properties where visitors can spend an educational and fun couple of days soaking in some of Martha’s Vineyard’s past and present.
The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is host to many interesting historical objects, documents, books, photographs, paintings and exhibits. The Old Whaling Church, owned by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, was originally built for the Methodist whaling captains, and is regarded as one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in New England. Next to the church, The Dr. Daniel Fisher House, is an elegant1840 Federal style residence originally built for a whaling ship owner. A short stroll through the manicured, exquisite grounds of the Dr. Daniel Fisher House will lead visitors to The Vincent House. Built in 1672, The Vincent House is the Island’s oldest residence, and has been restored to its original beauty with period antiques that represent life on Martha’s Vineyard during the last four centuries. Also suggested on the self guided history tour is a visit to The Old Sculpin Gallery. Along with housing the interesting works of local artists, it is also a museum and historic property. The final stop on the tour is The Edgartown Lighthouse, built in 1881 to safely guide the whalers back home. It is a peaceful spot for visitors to end the tour and reflect on a new found appreciation of Martha’s Vineyard history and lore.
About Colonial Inn of Martha’s Vineyard
When not pursuing island history, participants in the Martha’s Vineyard History Package will appreciate staying at the charming Colonial Inn, located in the heart of Edgartown. Built in 1911, this historic Martha’s Vineyard inn offers guests an ideal, central location from which to explore the entire island. In addition to a discounted package rate, the Colonial Inn’s value includes a convenient continental breakfast, salon and day spa and fitness room on site, and friendly and knowledgeable staff to assist visitors in making the most of their visit while exploring the island. The Colonial Inn of Martha’s Vineyard offers the stylish comfort and amenities of a full-service hotel, while maintaining the friendly atmosphere and personalized service of a small bed and breakfast. For more information call 1-800-627-4701.