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Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

168 Reviews

Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

168 Reviews
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Happy T wrote a review Mar 2020
United States210 contributions96 helpful votes
Don't bypass this spot. Not only is it photo worthy, but it's really interesting. Not a huge museum, but well worth the minutes it takes to go through it. The outside is a perfect place for a rest, or to eat whatever food you've packed.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Pauline P, Executive Director at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Thank you for your visit and great review. We hope to see you next time.
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JWbel wrote a review Mar 2020
Nantucket, Massachusetts15 contributions5 helpful votes
Compact site celebrates the history of lifesaving on Nantucket and much more about Nantucket's involvement with the sea outside of its whaling history. Dramatic rescues from wrecked sailing vessels, the story of the wreck of the Andria Doria off the coast and much more
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Pauline P, Executive Director at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Thank you for your visit and your wonderful review. During the season we offer a free shuttle bus that leaves from outside of the Visitors Service Center and takes you directly to the Museum. We are proud of our amazing history and we are proud to keep the stories alive and well with our wonderful docents.
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Jane B wrote a review Nov 2019
Nantucket, Massachusetts13 contributions
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I just love this museum, can’t get enough of the history here. A must see when open April-Oct. special two day opening for holiday weekend was a treat!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Pauline P, Executive Director at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Thank you for your great review. . We are glad you came to visit. We are planning on extending our hours this year to stay open on the weekends through Thanksgiving.
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mscarolmckeen wrote a review Nov 2019
Fort Dodge, Iowa13 contributions3 helpful votes
We visited Nantucket in mid October and the first day we were on the island was the museum's last day open of the season - which I didn't realize until the next day. However, their website stated that if one wants to schedule a visit to call or email. So I did and their response
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Pauline P, Executive Director at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We were happy to have you join us. We are so glad that you went to our website for the details. Chuck, our manager is wonderful and was delighted to offer a private tour.
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Slick5276 wrote a review Oct 2019
Salisbury, North Carolina1,195 contributions173 helpful votes
A visitor may not think too much about life saving in maritime conditions. This museum is dedicated to those who helped with ship wrecks and life saving attempts over the years. The staff is most helpful in explanations.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Pauline P, Executive Director at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
Responded Oct 25, 2019
Thank you for visiting our museum. We are proud of the powerful and heroic stories we tell which keeps our history alive. I hope you come back and visit us again.
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