Nantucket, Massachusetts

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

Attractions in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • First Congregational Church
    62 Centre Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-0950, This historic church building is widely regarded as the most elegant, as well as the largest, church building on the island; the church’s interior creates a feeling of... more info  map

  • Greater Light
    Howard Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-1894, This charming and lovely structure was once an Eighteenth Century barn that was converted into a quaint and charming country home in the 1930s.  more info

  • Hadwen House
    96 Main Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-3744, This wonderful example of Greek Revival architecture is a mansion that hearkens back to and captures all the elegance and opulence of the height of Nantucket’s most... more info  map

  • Jethro Coffin House
    Sunset Hill, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-3451, The oldest home on Nantucket, this historical structure epitomizes the Seventeenth Century Bay Colony houses that were the predominate style to be found in the area... more info

  • Macy Christian House
    Liberty Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-325-4015, This unique house features both Colonial architectural elements and styles that came to their heyday during the late Nineteenth Century. more info

  • Unitarian Church
    11 Orange Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-2730, This church dates to 1809 and is an historical landmark on Nantucket.  more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Black Heritage Trail
    25 Federal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-4058, This trail, that traces the history of African Americans in the region, offers guided tours by reservation.  more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Fair Street Museum
    Fair Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-325-5831, This museum hosts a variety of changing exhibits.  more info

  • Mitchell House
    1 Vestal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-2896, This house was the birthplace of America’s first woman astronomer, Maria Mitchell, and has now been restored to preserve her legacy with a variety of exhibits and... more info  map

  • Nantucket Historical Association
    15 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-1894, This historical association maintains museums and historical structures, offering a wide variety of exhibits, a research library, and much more, that delves into the... more info  map

  • Nantucket Life Saving Museum
    158 Polpis Road, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-1885, This museum chronicles, and confers the respect deserved upon, those heroic men throughout the ages who have braved the gargantuan forces of the often angry sea around... more info  map

  • Old Gaol
    Vestal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-1894, This museum displays stocks and other punitive paraphernalia from earlier times and forms of punishment and justice; this jail was also the first jail in the United... more info

  • Old Mill
    Prospect Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-1894, Dating back to 1746, the authentic machinery of this mill is still quite efficacious at grinding corn meal by harnessing the power of the wind. more info

  • Peter Foulger Museum
    Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-1655, This museum showcases paintings, furniture, and many other items of interest that are illustrative of the island’s rich and varied history.  more info

  • Whaling Museum
    Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-1736, This Nineteenth Century candle factory now houses a museum dedicated to and exhibiting whaling memorabilia, portraits, scrimshaw, a whale skeleton, and much more that... more info

Science & Technology

  • Hinchman House
    7 Milk Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-0898, This natural history museum features displays, exhibits and educational materials having to do with the native habitats, flora and fauna of the Nantucket ecosystem;... more info  map

  • Loines Observatory
    59 Milk Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-8690, Open during the evenings, this astronomy observatory features public lectures, classes, and viewing of the heavens with the aid of its high quality telescope.  more info  map

  • Maria Mitchell Aquarium
    28 Washington Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-5387, This aquarium allows one to view the multifarious marine life of the island salt marshes, harbours, and near-shore waters, as well as offering a chance to be a part of... more info  map

  • Science Library
    2 Vestal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-9219, This fine research library contains collections of books on nature and the natural sciences, a wonderful children’s collection, as well a varied collection of historic... more info  map

  • Vestal Street Observatory
    3 Vestal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-9273, This observatory features guided tours of an outdoor model of the solar system, a sunspot observatory, and more.  more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Cisco Brewers
    5 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA 02584
    508-325-5929, This brewery, situated in a restored, historic barn, offers tours of the premises and a look into the brewing process.  more info  map

  • Nantucket Adventures
    103 Orange Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-6365, Nantucket Adventures offers seal excursions, upper harbor & sunset cruises, beach adventures, and sunset clambakes. more info  map

  • Nantucket Vineyard
    5 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA 02554
    508-228-9235, This fine vineyard offers tours and tasting events.  more info  map

  • Shearwater Excursions
    P.O. Box 2095, Nantucket, MA 02584
    508-228-7037, The excursions offered by the Shearwater are piloted by Captain Perkins, who has over twenty years of experience and Coast Guard licensing, and explore the ecosystems of... more info


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