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First Congregational Church

62 Centre St., Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
508 228 0950
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Ranked #13 of 49 Attractions in Nantucket
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites, Lookouts
Traveler Description: The First Congregational Church has the best view of any place on the island at the top on the Lookout Tower.  You have to climb a few flights of... more »
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Climbed the 96 stairs to the top of the tower for a view of the Island on a beautiful clear day. Friendly staff. Love to visit old churches.

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toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Make the trek to the top of the First Congregational Church to get a stupendous view of the entire island. Take a good look at the rest of the church, too. It's got a really interesting history.

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Washington, Pa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Beautiful church with long history. Beautiful view from the top. Well worth climbing the stairs to see the island! Very short walk from Main St.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to see the Island from a bird's eye view. Climb up the towering stairs to get to the terrific lookout point and enjoy a terrific view of the entire Island. Don't forget your camera/smartphone.

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The Villages
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I always go into whatever churches are open in Nantucket. This one is lovely, a local landmark steeped in island history. Visitors can feel themselves transported into the 1800s.

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Ft. Lauderdale
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46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We paid $5.00 to climb up the staircase for a view of the island. A docent at the top explained the history of the church and pointed out sights of interest. It didn't take long and the view was worth it.

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Washington, DC
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103 reviews 103 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stumbled upon the church and climbed to the top. The view was gorgeous, but the real treat was the docent who answered our questions and shared some of her life on Nantucket. A great AU to spend time!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Amazing view of the island, unique church and worth popping in to as it's just a few minute from the town centre on foot.

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We attended a performance of the Wizard of Oz by the Nantucket Theatre Workshop at Bennett Hall on the church grounds. Extremely well done by local talent.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Just for fun, walk past the Jared and go to this church to view the island by climbing the clock tower to the top where you can see out across the island in all directions. There are binoculars up there as well. Someone is also there to provide historical info. It only costs $5 to go up.

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