Rich in history and a favorite Summer Haven for many notables over the years. The original people of Martha's Vineyard included the Native American Wampanoags. Unable to prove, but it's believed that the first humans probably came here at the end of the Ice Age, but before the seal levels changed and the Island was formed. Native American camps that carbon-date to 2270 B.C. have been uncovered on the Island. As you tour the island, you will learn the rich history of immigrants from England and the Cape Verde island, famers, fisherman, blacksmiths and merchantrs who settled here as a safe haven. Through the colonial period, raiding British, the Age of Whaling and the Civil War, Martha's Vineyard became a nuturing place where all peoples could prosper.