The Island's only year-round ferry port and only truly year-round town, Vineyard Haven never closed up shop in the winter months the way other towns do. Correspondingly, many people also live in the downtown area all year long. Tiny streets radiate from Main and Franklin, built with a mix of Federal, Greek revival and Cape Cod style houses. The William Street historic district runs just off Main Street through the center of town. Main Street runs out to West Chop along the harbor, the commercial district melting into shady residential streets.



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