Nantucket Sights


African Meeting House

African Meeting House Review

When the island abolished slavery in 1773, Nantucket became a destination for free blacks and escaping slaves. The African Meeting House was built in the 1820s as a schoolhouse, and it functioned as such until 1846, when the island's schools were integrated. A complete restoration has returned the site to its authentic 19th-century appearance.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 29 York St., Nantucket Town, MA 02554 | Map It
  • Phone: 508/228–9833
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: June–Oct., weekdays 11–3, Sat. 11–1, Sun. 1–3
  • Website:
  • Location: Nantucket Town
Updated: 12-23-2013

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