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Nantucket Atheneum

Address: 1 India St, P.O. Box 808, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-1110
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Ranked #3 of 45 Attractions in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Libraries, Museums, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Educational Sites, Libraries, Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Atheneum is a town treasure. The library is in an historic building, for one, including the Great Hall upstairs which is also a fine research facility. The staff is always accommodating and goes to great lengths to get a book, a CD, a movie, for you to enjoy.

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AckMom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A fabulous place for someone of any age. I go sometimes just to read the paper. Really a unique library and very nice!

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Cape Cod
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This isn't just another library. It is a gathering place for the town, a place for speakers, presentations, exhibits etc. Of course, you can browse through the books & find all kinds of unique old volumes, with island history abounding. But just to set in one of the antique chairs, looking at the portraits on the wall, and knowing how... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As libraries go, this is by far one of the coolest I've been to. Gorgeous architecture and located in the center of downtown Nantucket makes for a must stop when you are touring the sights. It's a nice escape from the bustle of the streets and worth your time to peruse the shelves.

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cglex
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90 reviews 90 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a wicked cool library open to the public. It doesn't take long to tour and there are interesting painting, and other artwork and artifacts to view.

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Buffalo, New York
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486 reviews 486 reviews
252 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit while Nantucket.Beautiful historic building. Nice place to relax after a day of adventuring.Beautiful temporary displays. Recent incredible Scrimshaw display.

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Missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Enjoyed a quick stop at Atheneum on recent visit to Nantucket. Liked quaint atmosphere and scrimshaw exhibit in a quiet, working library.

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Lindenhurst, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Saw a great video as well as generally a wonderful venue. My wife & I love the island, & in fact plan on retiring to Nantucket. I think all interested parties should pay a visit to this wonderful venue.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Magnificent setting. Very helpful librarians. A great place to go. Just walk in and soak up the atmosphere.

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Madison, AL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I loved the nooks and crannies for reading, the great collection, knowledgeable staff members. The garden is quite lovely, although as a visitor,I could not check out books to go read in the garden.

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