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Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA)

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Address: 80 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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+1 508-693-0525

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Fabulous, Historic cluster of cottages...

Have been to MV 6/7 times in the past 10 years, EVERY time we go we walk thru this cluster of cottages, just to experience a hint of years gone by. Unique doe not begin to... read more

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seattle, wa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been to MV 6/7 times in the past 10 years, EVERY time we go we walk thru this cluster of cottages, just to experience a hint of years gone by. Unique doe not begin to describe the scene here, you just have to go and walk, slowly around the "campground"! To be here during MV's "Annual Illumination" festival is... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's beautiful wholeistically, but no one was around. It was like a ghost town and I'm not sure why. Maybe this is a good thing? It would have been nice if some of the shops were open past 4pm.

Thank Ericka R
Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I new of this historic village and it was on our to do list when visiting Martha's Vineyard. We were not disappointed. If you like unique architecture or just enjoying flowers and trees, this stop is a must.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This group of several cottages is a must-see. The cottages evolved from platform tents pitched in the late 19th century by attendees at a religious retreat. They are now known primarily for their unique "carpenter gothic" architecture and bright paint colors.

Thank RFClark
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I live in Martha's Vineyard, year round. I love to bring my guests to see the ginger bread houses. They are so unique and are surpassed only by the illumination night celebration on the 3rd Wed night in Aug, Colorful lanterns are set aglow at precisely 9:00 pm. And all the tiny cottages come to life. Don't miss this Oak... More 

Thank Priscilla F
Grand Cayman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This neighbor hood is something from a ferry tale. Really quaint and beautiful cottages and good for a lovely afternoon stroll whilst on vacation here, touring and enjoying the views. A gentle stroll through here takes any stress levels to zero! Loved it! Plenty history here.

Thank OC345
Murrysville, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is a must see when visiting Martha's Vineyard! An amazing large number (over 300) of wooden cottages making a village circling the iron Methodist church "tabernacle". These gingerbread style cottages are found in every amazing color and color combinations. Check this out and don't miss!

Thank Ray J
Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

On Martha's Vineyard I was expecting what I found in Edgartown - beautiful and elegant Greek Revival/Federal houses built by well-to-do whaling captains. What was entirely unexpected - and made me very happy we'd decided to stay in Oak Bluffs (at Isabelle's Beach House - yes, go) - was the remarkable and absolutely unique set of 300+ gingerbread cottages built... More 

Thank TruthfulJack
Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Definitely worth a visit small museum, lovely fun gingernread houses. huge tabernacle and Trinity Methodist chapel

Thank John W
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is worth a quick visit. We did not linger as there was a funeral at the church. Very pretty houses and some amazing color combinations. Interesting history.

Thank Mantaaal

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