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Nantucket Atheneum

1 India St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3519
+1 508-228-1110
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Love historic libraries

This was a great stop...I love visiting local historic libraries and this one was special... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bluffton, South Carolina
Awesome library!

One of my favorite library's. They have a huge selection, and if you get a card, you get access to... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2017
Alexandra J L
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1 India St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3519
+1 508-228-1110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great stop...I love visiting local historic libraries and this one was special, especially the children's room. Very nicely done!

Thank RoseDhu
Reviewed April 12, 2017

One of my favorite library's. They have a huge selection, and if you get a card, you get access to tons of digital media and ebooks online. Very nice!

Thank Alexandra J L
Reviewed November 16, 2016

If you're looking for any book, DVD, magazine or Nantucket history they will have it. They have a fantastic children's section, computers on the second level and often quest speakers frequently.

Thank 145Esprit
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited this building on the walking tour run by the Whaling Museum. A very grand building indeed.

Thank Mantaaal
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Interior filled with lovely white rooms full of books and exhibits. Childrens' Museum superb and inviting. Came upon a neat puppet show for kids going on in front of museum/library. Should be noted as place where one-time librarian Maria Mitchell worked for 20 years in...More

Thank ClaudiusIV
Reviewed October 18, 2016

A very distinguished building and an icon too, when you are walking along Main Street, you could see it from Stop and Shop, a good place to visit too.

Thank Jun J
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Take a gander in this cool place. Look at the vast books as well as the collection of ivory and whale artifacts.

Thank thebrickhouse
Reviewed July 20, 2016

If you are planning to stay in Nantucket for a while, I highly recommend getting a membership at the Atheneum. Membership is free and you can rent books for 2 weeks and DVDs for a week. They have a nice environment so it is a...More

Thank arnob115
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a great spot downtown to take a break, find a bench, and relax. While in Nantucket for ten days I brought my kids over multiple times to run in the grass and climb the trees. What a gorgeous library. We did venture inside...More

1  Thank BostonMom333
Reviewed July 7, 2016

A true community gathering place. Houses the library, but has lectures by authors, politicians, artists, et al. Hosts many local events like last weekends Artist Association Fair featuring local artists and artisans. Beautiful outdoor garden area.

1  Thank ACKGAL18
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