Historic Nantucket

Bike leaning against fence at Steps Beach - LSS 2 Sailboats - Galvin Blue Hydrangeas - Galvin family leaving Steps Beach - LSS Brant Point Lighthouse in the fall - Galvin Easy Street - Galvin Main Street - LSS family at the beach - Galvin ferry pulling out of Nantucket - Galvin overlooking Sankaty Lighthouse - LSS Ladies Beach upper path - Galvin couple on Lone Beach - Galvin purple sunset - LSS Rosa Rogosa - Galvin old North Wharf cottage - Galvin Quidnet Beach path - LSS Rainbow Fleet specators at Branch Point - Galvin Roberts House Porch India Street - Galvin Steps Beach walkway - LSS Sconset Beach - Galvin surfing kids on Cisco Beach - Galvin

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!