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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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interesting place

its not much but the historical value is great. you get a tour guide to take you around and there is a lot of history told but you need some time to go around probably about an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

its not much but the historical value is great. you get a tour guide to take you around and there is a lot of history told but you need some time to go around probably about an hour with all the tour guide information, even though the house itself is small.

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Philly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Loved the "COFFIN" family history of Nantucket. Worth the visit if you have the time. Very friendly staff.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is no describing the feeling of stepping into this centuries-old homestead. The grounds, the building, the garden out back...everything makes you feel as though you really have traveled back. Our docent, a recent high school grad, knew her stuff and made the entire event a treat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
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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