Download the Oak Bluffs Audio Tour
Join me on this self-paced audio tour of the most popular town on Martha's Vineyard. Discover the origin story of how Oak Bluffs developed from humble beginnings into a summer destination for business moguls, celebrities, and even US Presidents. On the tour, we discuss the development of the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, home to the "campground" and the famed gingerbread cottages. Learn how the area around Ocean Park and Circuit Avenue was developed with tourism in mind, and how that conflicted with the original Methodist campers. Along the route, you will be introduced to some of the finer points and lesser known history of the town, as well as places to grab lunch or a drink. The tour includes 45 minutes of narration, and can be completed at a leisurely pace in about 90 minutes including brief stops at various points of interest.
Built-In Social Distancing
The Oak Bluffs Audio Tour is a perfect activity as we attempt to maintain social distancing in the wake of COVID-19. Leave the crown behind and enjoy a guided tour at your own pace from the convenience of your smartphone.
How it Works
You can purchase the Audio Tour on this secure page using a credit card. iPhone customers may also use Apple Pay if using the Safari Web browser. After purchase, you will be taken to a page that features the audio player as well as the interactive map that you will use to guide yourself along the walking route. All that you need is a smartphone. There are no apps to download, no passwords to remember.
You will have access to the audio tour for 1 year from the date of purchase. However, you may download the audio files if you wish for later use.
Your tour begins at Ocean Park, the largest of the town's green spaces. The park makes a great place to picnic with family and friends.
M/V Woods Hole
The Steamship Authority services the Oak Bluffs terminal during the summer months. Here, the M/V Woods Hole approaches the ferry slip
One of the most photographed homes on the island, this house burned to the ground and was rebuilt - twice!
One of the more unique of the gingerbread cottages, the pink house is an example of how the architecture was meant to resemble the original family tents of the campground.
A walk through the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association "Campground" is a must-do for any visitor.
Oak Bluffs Audio TourDownloadable Now
- 45 minute narration
- Interactive map included
- Tours last 60-90 minutes at regular walking pace
- History of Oak Bluffs
- Gingerbread cottages, beaches, and shopping
- Lunch spots
Daytripper's Guide to Martha's VineyardAvailable on Amazon & Kindle App
- Purchased through Amazon.com
- Covers Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, & Vineyard Haven
- Hot links to attractions & phone numbers
- Includes recommended eateries
- Ideas for kids &families
- Maps to beaches, destinations & restaurants