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Address: 62 Centre St., Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508 228 0950

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The best view of Nantucket and the Sound!

The First Congregational Church on Nantucket was established in 1711. The bell tower provides an iconic image of Nantucket and the sound. Take the time to climb to the top and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The First Congregational Church on Nantucket was established in 1711. The bell tower provides an iconic image of Nantucket and the sound. Take the time to climb to the top and your efforts will be rewarded!

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

92 steps to the top observation deck with spectacular, 360* views...on a perfect day, you can see the Cape! Friendly and knowledgeable volunteers from FCC are full of wonderful tidbits of information.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Everything about our visit here was fantastic. The visit to the steeple to look out in all directions over the island was breath-taking. A visit for Sunday services, where we were made to feel instantly at home, was the perfect cap to our trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Liked the history and charm of this church. The white-flushed decor inside and outside breathes simplicity and elegance. One downside is that the windows at the top were a bit smudgy, but the binoculars available were cool to try out.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife was asked to officiate at a wedding recently held in this historic church. The setting, inside and out, is beautiful in every way. While the people obviously make a wedding great, the sanctuary here contributes enormously. However, what separates this church from others is an accessible tower from which one can see a 360 degree vista of Nantucket... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is one of few historic church steeples that is still be open to the public. Despite being an occasional tower volunteer and a member of the First Congregational Church, climbing our tower to take in the 360 degree view never gets old. When I volunteer either in the lobby or up in the tower, I enjoy meeting folks from... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We attended a wedding yesterday at the church. It sits on a bluff above the main downtown Nantucket. It has a white fence and archway, and then a brick walkway to the front door above. Inside it is bright, with clear glass and white pew boxes with wood trim. It is very large, but the configuration works for smaller weddings... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We decided to go to the church as recommended by our tour guide. When we arrived there we found it locked. When we went around the back there were people practicing so they let us in the church. It was beautiful. Unfortunately we weren't able to go up to the tower where we are told you can see almost the... More 

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Cumberland, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

92 steps up to the observation area of this lovely church tower. Spectacular views to the north, south, east and west -- and they provide binoculars, too.Fascinating to see evidence of I-beams shoring up the structure as we climbed. Cannot even imagine how it was built in the first place.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

For a nominal contrubution to the church you can climb the 150+ steps to the top of the tower and be greated with a 360* view so bring your camera! There is a resting place on the climb up, well worth the trip. Also early July they celebrate Rose Sunday, decorating the church with Roses, truely a joy to see!

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Address: 62 Centre St., Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508 228 0950
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket

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