When you disembark the ferry and step onto our shores, you'll feel as if you have stepped back in time to an era when whaling ships combed the seas and horse-and-buggies traversed the cobblestone streets.
Indeed, the entire island of Nantucket is a historic district designated as a National Historic Landmark. We are proud to recognize our member organizations who have contributed to the integrity, as well as the cultural and educational vitality, of our living history. We also provide an insight into the island's stately gray-shingled pre-Civil War homes, its nostalgic Main Street thoroughfare and the lively debate surrounding the origin of its cobblestone pavement, and--last but not least--Nantucket's recent designation as "Best Island in the World" by National Geographic Magazine.
We invite you to explore our historic museums and sites and revel in the unique and storied history of Nantucket!