Check Out Martha’s Vineyard’s Famous Stone Walls

If you’re traveling to Martha’s Vineyard during the busy season or even in the off season, then you need to visit Martha’s Vineyard’s famous stone walls. At this point, you may be asking yourself, how can stone walls become famous, and why are they worth visiting? First and foremost, Martha’s Vineyard’s famous stone walls are full of history and date all the way back to 1750. However, the so-called “Golden Age” of stone walls in Martha’s Vineyard happened between 1776 and 1820. Historically speaking, Martha’s Vineyard’s famous stone walls were constructed by farmers for two (2) distinct purposes. 

The first reason that the famous stone walls were built was to create fenced in pastures for farm animals. The second reason why Martha’s Vineyard’s famous stone walls were built was to form boundary lines between the farms. These gorgeous stone walls are actually held together by the weight of the stones. In essence, the farmers did not use any mortar to hold the stone walls together. In addition to being historic, Marth’s Vineyard’s famous stone walls are out of the ordinary. 

The bottom line is that there are countless miles of historic stone walls located throughout New England, however Martha’s Vineyard’s famous stone walls are a bit different. This is due to the fact that Martha’s Vineyard is the only area where the farmers from the 18th and 19th centuries built Lace Walls. In essence, Lace Walls were constructed with holes between the rocks. Although the initial intent was based on using less materials in order to speed up the construction process, the design/end result is incredible. 

Martha’s Vineyard’s famous stone walls are also unique due to the rocks that were used. Most of the stones were formed when the ice age came to an end approximately twenty thousand to twenty five thousand years ago. Martha’s Vineyard’s famous stone walls are not only beautiful, they also mark our place in history. 

Martha’s Vineyard is a wonderful, interesting and historic  place to visit on a year-round basis.  If you’re planning a trip to this incredible island,  then you should plan to see Martha’s Vineyard’s famous stone walls. You should also consider renting a vehicle from MV Auto Rental. You’ll have the flexibility to tour the island on your own time schedule. When you rent a vehicle from MV Auto Rental, you don’t need to worry about the bus schedule, or if your Lyft or Uber driver will actually show up or keep you stranded. We happily provide our valued customers with complimentary pick-up at all of the Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and Edgartown Inns and Hotels in order to make your trip to the Island even easier. 

We have six (6) convenient locations, so whether you take a ferry to Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs, our offices are within walking distance to each terminal. We also have an office at 196 Upper Main Street in Edgartown, and offer complimentary pick-up/drop off service at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. Please make your reservation online, or call us. Our hours of operation are 8am - 6pm in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs. If you require before or after hours pick-ups, please call us to make arrangements.

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