The Aquinnah Cultural Center is the home of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Museum located near the Gay Head lighthouse. The center, referred to as the Edwin DeVries Vanderhoop Homestead, was built in the late 1890's and restored and reopened in 2006. The Aquinnah Cultural Center's mission is to preserve, educated, and document the Aquinnah Wampanoag self-defined art, history, culture and contributions of the past, present and future.
The purpose of the Aquinnah Cultural Center Inc. as a non-profit organization is to develop and maintain a cultural center in Aquinnah that can support diverse tribal activities. We envision the cultural center to be a sustainable tribal community center with welcoming flexible space that can support the ongoing exploration of Wampanoag culture. This vision is about creating a special place to express our beliefs and lifeways as living Wampanoag people, as well as providing a place where visitors can learn about our cultural heritage.