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Nantucket Atheneum

1 India St, P.O. Box 808, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-1110
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Ranked #4 of 49 Attractions in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Educational Sites, Museums
Most recent review
- Oct 25, 2014
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Buffalo, New York
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300 reviews 300 reviews
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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 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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Findlay, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We love to visit libraries on our travels and have photos of many special ones. Unfortunately, at this library, you are greeted with a sign stating that no photography is allowed. That is shame given the beauty and unique history of the building. It is understandable that flash should be prohibited, and that maybe one needs to request permission, avoid... More

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It's big, beautiful inside and out and staffed with intelligent professional people. For a place with a permanent population of 10,000-ish it's flat out amazing!

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United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
42 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

it is a library and a history center for the area. it is worth a trip to stop by there. they also have alot of speical event.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Get a membership and sign up online. You won't be sorry. Staff is soooo friendly and helpful. I went to movies they offered with popcorn and lemonade. Sit and read or use the computers surrounded by scrimshaw, old paintings, and sculptures of sea captains and mermaids. I could spend all day there. Take advantage of their many events and talks-it's... More

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Bakersfield, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stopped at the Library on my last visit to Nantucket. They had book report dioramas using peeps! So cute and creative. They had different categories for elementary, teens, adults, and family. The dioramas incorporated the peeps as the characters of the books. "The Great Gatsby" had some peeps with jewels on them. Very cute and creative. Want to do this... More

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