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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: Educational Sites, Libraries, Museums, Cultural
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Cape Cod
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54 reviews 54 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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407 reviews 407 reviews
203 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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57 reviews 57 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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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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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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Address: 1 India St, P.O. Box 808, Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone Number: 508-228-1110
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket

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