When you step onto our island, you will immediately feel as if you have stepped back in time ... a time when whaling ships combed the seas and gaslit cobblestoned streets invited you to look further...into charming shops with one of a kind merchandise and to welcoming inns and bed & breakfasts.
Indeed, the entire island of Nantucket is a historic district designated as a National Historic Landmark. We are pleased to recognize the organizations who have contributed to the historical integrity as well as the cultural and educational vitality of our living history. We also offer a brief overview of Nantucket from the island’s discovery, reign as the whaling capital of the world, to the emergence of tourism.
Please explore our wonderful historic properties and museums and embrace the unique history of Nantucket!