The Vanderhoop Homestead

Built during the late 1880's, the Vanderhoop Homestead has had a long and storied life in the Town of Aquinnah/Gay Head, on Martha's Vineyard. This simple and elegant home is situated on 6.25 acres of windblown grasslands, and surveys the length of Aquinnah's southern shoreline from the heights of its famous clay cliffs.

In a cooperative venture, the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank has purchased the undeveloped 5.5 acres of the property, with the Town acquiring the three-quarter acre Homestead grounds. The Vanderhoop Homestead is currently home to the Aquinnah Cultural Center, a museum and cultural enrichment center dedicated to Aquinnah's rich Tribal history. The Homestead grounds are also available for private events. For more information, please call 508-645-2304.

This property, which is listed in the State Register of Historic Places, has received a matching grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund through the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Francis Galvin, Chairman. It is also a Recipient of the Massachusetts Community Preservation Coalition's 2005 Historic Preservation award, recognizing Vision and Creativity in the Preservation of Significant Historic Landmarks, as well as the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust's 2007 Historic Preservation Award, recognizing excellence in Building Restoration and Community Involvement.