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Best things to do in Nantucket

Library
“The Atheneum is the heart and soul of the island. It is a place to pause and think and to quietly read a newspaper. It is the home of the Great Hall, site of important speeches made by Frederick Douglass, Emerson and Thoreau. It is where Maria Mitchell was a librarian for twenty years. It is a gracious library in a beautifully maintained, architecturally unique building. ”
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Museum
“This place is also fun to visit on a rainy day. Lots of interesting history here. Plan on spending about 90 minutes.”
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Lighthouse
“Beautiful location....my favorite spot on the island. Need a 4x4 vehicle and a permit or you can also do a tour.”
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History Museum
“This is a short visit to see the history of Nantucket's famous lightship baskets. See how they are made and see some stunning examples!”
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Historic Site
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History Museum
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Museum
“Tour the home where Maria Mitchell grew up. Built in 1790, this typical Quaker house was acquired by the Mitchell family in 1818.”
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History Museum
“The Whaling Museum is a world-class, small museum which shouldn't be missed. ”
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Art Gallery
“The art galleries often have openings on Fridays form 6 to 8pm, so if you're here on a Friday it can be a fun thing to tour around and hit several galleries. ”
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Art Gallery
“The art galleries often have openings on Fridays form 6 to 8pm, so if you're here on a Friday it can be a fun thing to tour around and hit several galleries. Sam Owens is more of a hip modern space and has fun openings.”
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Art Gallery
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Art Gallery
“The art galleries often have openings on Fridays form 6 to 8pm, so if you're here on a Friday it can be a fun thing to tour around and hit several galleries. ”
1local recommendations