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Address: 16 Sunset Hill Ln, Nantucket, MA 02554-3626
Phone Number: 508-228-1894
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Nantucket's oldest standing residence dates back to 1686.

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Nice little place, friendly tour guides

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2016
CT_Traveler784
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Pomfret, Connecticut
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Larchmont, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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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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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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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..

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Pomfret, Connecticut
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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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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 .

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Bakersfield, California
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

the Oldest House, dates back to 1686 and the only house of that era, according to our precocious docent, that is in its original location, In addition to a great spot on its own, it's all the more real given that it's tucked away in a living neighborhood, just as it may have been 330 years ago. Access to the... More 

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

Dear Dan, Thank you for your review of your visit to our Oldest House historic property. We're glad to hear you enjoyed exploring this sort of hidden gem on Nantucket with one of our expert guides. We're also thrilled that you found value in your All-Access Pass admission ticket, which includes entrance to our historic sites, as well as the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

First go to the Whaling Museum to learn of Nantucket's past and about the owners of the oldest house. It is a pleasant walk from town and nice to see the house and large property in person.

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

Dear Lynne, Thank you for your review of your visit to the Oldest House historic property. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Whaling Museum first, and then used your All-Access Pass admission tickets to visit some of our other sites as well. We're thrilled that you got to learn about the original owners of the house... More 

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