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Address: 16 Sunset Hill Ln, Nantucket, MA 02554-3626
Phone Number: 508-228-1894

Nantucket's oldest standing residence dates back to 1686.

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FILLED with History

The tourguide which we had was a wealth of historical information. Even though the rooms were sparcely furnished. She made us visualize the surroundings and we could imagine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tourguide which we had was a wealth of historical information. Even though the rooms were sparcely furnished. She made us visualize the surroundings and we could imagine being inhabitants of that time

Thank niagaratraveller2016
somerset nj
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking up you think it's a single family home, but for the most part it was used for meetings, weddings and group functions. The fire places are incredible. If you go, stand in the fireplace and look up the chimney (you'll need the flashlight from your cell phone. It's pretty cool.

Thank ogura98
Larchmont, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Our tickets to the Whaling Museum included a tour of this historic site. Our guide pointed out numerous aspects of the home that told the story of life during that time and indicated how this was grander than the typical family dwelling. Overall this added to the richness of our immersion in local history. For the adults in our group... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

This in a nicely restored very old house giving one a feel for the setting of early Nantucket home life.

Thank TWDickinson
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

While our tour guide was very pleasant, the talk she gave was misleading and this building is mostly a reconstruction because the original building burned after being hit by lightning. When someone commented that the doorways were low in height, she said that people were smaller back then. Anyone who knows history knows that this is a common misconception that... More 

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73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Admission to the oldest house comes with the whaling museum (you can not buy tickets at the house). We walked in and the tour guide asked if we wanted the short or long version of the tour - as we had not visited many other places on Nantucket we choose the long version. He provided history of the island, the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Was in a car tour so I only saw the outside...there were 2 women sitting outside but not sure if they were tour guides or not..

Thank Diane E
Pomfret, Connecticut
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We visited here with the pass that we received as part of our admission to the whaling museum. It was less then a 10-minute walk from the museum, although it's not well-marked. Once we got here, our sweet and friendly tour guide took us on a tour through the house, which included a little bit of Nantucket history, information about... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The place is very interisting. I went with my friends and had a great time . This place gets a lot of visitors in the summer. The old house resembles the set of a horror movie .

Thank vperli
Bakersfield, California
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152 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Oldest House.It is a short walk past beautiful houses and gardens. We were greeted by Joan who set the stage historically about the island and the Coffin family who lived in the house. The house has been historically reconstructed due to a lightening strike on the chimney. Many details of each room were... More 

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House), responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit to the Oldest House historic property. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about the history of one of the island's oldest families with some of our expert guides during your time with us. It sounds like you really got a lot out of your tour, and we agree -... More 

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