Nantucket Historic Sites

The entire island of Nantucket has been designated a historic landmark and historic sites can be found just about everywhere you look. On this page, we'll introduce you to some of Nantucket's most popular historic attractions.

Historic sites include beautifully preserved homes and churches, a Civil War monument, an old windmill that still grinds corn, and an old jail that dates back to the early 1800s. All of these sites are easy to find and appear on every walking tour map. Many of these properties are owned by the Nantucket Historical Association and almost all of them are open to the public.

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African Meeting House
29 York Street
c. 1827

Tristram Coffin Homestead Site
Capaum Road
Site date c. 1650

1800 House
4 Mill Street
Built c. 1805

Fire Hose Cart House
8 Gardner Street
Built c. 1886

First Congregational Church
62 Centre Street
Church dates to 1725, Church building dates back to 1834

Folger-Franklin Memorial Fountain
Madaket Road past Crooked Road
Built c. 1900

Greater Light
8 Howard Street
Built c. 1790

Hadwen House
96 Main Street
Built c. 1845

Thomas Macy House
99 Main Street
Built c. 1770

Thomas Macy Warehouse
12 Straight Wharf
Built c. 1846

Macy-Christian House
12 Liberty Street
Built c. 1745

Mitchell House
1 Vestal Street
Built c. 1790

The Old Goal
15 Vestal Street
Built c. 1806

The Old Mill
50 Prospect Street
Built c. 1746

Old Town Building
5 Washington Street
Built c. 1833 and 1846

Oldest House – Jethro Coffin House
16 Sunset Hill
Built c. 1686

Quaker Meeting House
7 Fair Street
Built c. 1838

Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Civil War)
Monument Square (Main, Upper Main, Milk and Gardner)
Erected 1874 in memory of the 73 Nantucket men who died in the Civil War.

War Memorials
Town & County Building, Federal Street
Two monuments honor those who served in the wars that followed the Civil War. A large red brick monument is dedicated to Nantucketers who served in World War I, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War. The newest monument is dedicated to those who served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield.

Whaling Museum
11 Broad St
Built c. 1846

Robert Wyer House
33 Orange Street
Built c. 1750


Love Nantucket History? Check out the following pages:

Nantucket Architectural Treasures
Nantucket Historic Homes
Nantucket History
Nantucket Lighthouses



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Civil War Monument, NantucketCivil War Monument
Monument Square
War Memorial, NantucketWar Memorial
Town & County Bldg
Federal Street

Dedicated to Nantucketers who served in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War

Desert Storm Memorial, NantucketWar Memorial
Town & County Bldg
Federal Street

Nantucket's newest war memorial is dedicated to Nantucketers who served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield

Oldest House, Nantucket"Oldest House"
Jethro Coffin House c. 1686
Sunset Hill
Oldest House Sign, NantucketOldest House Sign
Thomas Macy Warehouse, NantucketMacy's Warehouse c. 1846
12 Straight Wharf