Nantucket Sights

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African Meeting House

  • Museum/Gallery

When the island abolished slavery in 1773, Nantucket became a destination for free blacks and escaping slaves. The African Meeting House...

Altar Rock

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

A dirt track leads to the island's highest point, Altar Rock, at an elevation of 101 feet, and the view is spectacular. The hill overlooks...

Brant Point Light

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

The promontory where this 26-foot-tall, white-painted beauty stands offers views of the harbor and town. The point was once the site...

First Congregational Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The tower of this church provides the best view of Nantucket—for those willing to climb its 94 steps. Rising 120 feet, the tower is...

Jetties Beach

  • Beach–Sight

A short bike- or shuttle-bus ride from town, Jetties Beach is popular with families because of its calm surf. It's also a good place...

Nantucket Atheneum

  • Library/Archive

Nantucket's town library is a great white Greek Revival building, with a windowless facade and fluted Ionic columns. Completed in 1847...

Siasconset Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Siasconset Beach is known for its wilder surf and dunes; lately it has been blasted by winter erosion. Restaurants and restrooms are...

Surfside Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Surfside Beach, accessible via the Surfside Bike Path (3 miles) or shuttle bus, is the island's most popular surf beach. This wide strand...

Whaling Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

With exhibits that include a fully rigged whaleboat and a skeleton of a 46-foot sperm whale, this must-see museum—a complex that includes...

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