Nantucket Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Nantucket - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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African Meeting House

  • Trail/Path

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 (101 feet), and the view is spectacular. The hill overlooks approximately...

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 to...

Nantucket Historical Association

  • Tour–Sight

This association maintains an assortment of venerable properties in town. A $20 pass gets you into all of the association's sites, including...

Siasconset Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Siasconset Beach is known for its wilder surf and for its dunes; this beautiful spot is repeatedly blasted by winter erosion. Restaurants...

Surfside Beach

  • Beach–Sight

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

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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