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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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Ft. Lauderdale
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
3 helpful votes 3 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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158 reviews 158 reviews
62 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Bakersfield, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Pay $5 climb the steps and you we have a great view of Nantucket. The gentleman at the top gave us interesting information about the town. Told us the difference between Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. People go to MV to be seen and to Nantucket to not be seen.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Climb the stairs to the top for the best view from land. The church member guides are delightful, and the historic church is great. Go to the back to see the old original sanctuary.

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Well worth a visit as the location places it on small hill. From its top, you have 360 degree view. Donation requested is $5.

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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, United States
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27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I enjoyed my visit to 1st Congregational Church. The hostesses were very friendly and helpful. My group decided to climb the steps up into the tour. We stopped in the choir loft and admired the beautiful pipe organ and the faux paintings on the ceiling and in the front of the church. We enjoyed the tour guide who talked to... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is a well organized, safe, hike up the stairs to an amazing view. There are a few landings if you need a break from the 80 steps. Well worth the $5 and the climb! Binoculars are available on each side and the volunteers were helpful and welcoming.

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