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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
- Sep 21, 2014
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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46 helpful votes 46 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
9 attraction reviews
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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16 helpful votes 16 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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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I love the events, literature, movies, talks and atmosphere of this island treasure. Make sure you visit the Great Hall upstairs where Frederick Douglass gave his first major speech.

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Bolivar, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

and it only gets better as you explore the artifacts and floors of the hall. The staircase in a work of art.

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Charlottesville, VA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Beautiful place, intimate yet ample, with lots of facilities. Many fine books in each category. Acquisitions up to date. Ideal for children and studious young adults. Upstairs are banks of computers, where Emerson and Thoreau once lectured, and where I drafted the last chapter of The Analogy of The Faerie Queene. My grandchildren expect a visit here every year, and... More

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