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First Congregational Church

62 Centre St., Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA 02554
508 228 0950
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Ranked #10 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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Stamford, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Minister, Gary was wonderful and kind. We had a wedding there, and I was a reader. He let me rehearse, and complimented me that I did a great job!

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I believe we climbed 92 steps to the top. There was a lady who welcomed us and a man who was at the top to give us some history and explain the exceptional view we were seeing.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Any church with a website that says "Come as you are," and shows a pair of sandy feet just has to be great, no matter your religious affiliation or lack thereof. That's me in the latter, but this church, an iconic island structure with its towering white spire, really appeals to everyone, in architecture, history and beliefs. We were there... More

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
22 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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