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Address: 16 Sunset Hill Lane, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-1894
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Description: Nantucket's oldest standing residence dates back to 1686.

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Nice house in beautiful surroundings

Very interesting place and well informed tour guides. Although it has been renovated and there are some replicas the house still retains its historic feel. Well worth the trip if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2014
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We wandered over to the oldest house and enjoyed a leisurely tour of this interesting old building. Fascinating to see how people lived and what were indications of affluence in the 1600's. Loved especially the kitchen garden.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The area has an old cemeteries nearby and the residential area with narrow streets are quite charming. (bike riding) Our guide(older gentleman) was witty and he really put his heart for his role. We were educated and entertained both. The other young girl was probably the case with the previous reviewer, as her tour to the family behind us ended... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Fascinating property in Nantucket with an excellent tour guide who took us around the house and garden. Make sure you give at least a couple of hours to this house, as there is a lot of history here. The property is on more than one level and not suitable inside for wheelchair access.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very interesting place and well informed tour guides. Although it has been renovated and there are some replicas the house still retains its historic feel. Well worth the trip if you already have a Whaling Museum ticket as the site is included in the price. Make sure you check out the gardens/ park to the side of the house they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nice old house, very interesting but our guide was not very informed. No one seemed to know much. They need to train their guides better. Ours was not all that friendly and whenever we asked questions he wasn't able to answer anything beyond the basic information. He didn't seem to have a real understanding of the time period of the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I don't know about the "oldest" house moniker - since it's been put back together / renovated so much -- but it was an interesting tour. We did it as part of a biking tour, so it was a pleasant break.

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I wanted to see an original historical house and thought that was what the "Oldest House" on Nantucket was. Although it was interesting to see how the early settlers lived, the home was actually ruined by fire and rebuilt. They did a nice job rebuilding but it's not authentic. Living in New England I have had the opportunity to visit... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

I have been to the Island many times and each time I stop by the Oldest House, it just gives me a good feeling and sets me in the mood for my entire trip. Very charming and historical. I have been coming to the Island since 1964 so I have many fond memories of this wonderful place.

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Easton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Glad we decided to visit despite the rainy day. The house has been renovated many times over the years due to age and natural disasters. It has retained its old character and feel. The middle chimney is fascinating. Would like to see more emphasis on decorating the rooms to reflect the time period. Seems to be a lot of uncertainty... More 

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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We loved Nuntucket and also this house was really nice. It was also in a quiet position with a lot of green. We just visited the outside and take some picture and then continued to visit the rest of the island.

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Address: Address: 16 Sunset Hill Lane, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-1894
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket

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