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Nantucket Atheneum

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Address: 1 India St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3519
Phone Number: 508-228-1110
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Stumbled upon this incredible place.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank thebrickhouse
Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 nice environment to work (Wi-Fi is free). You can also use inter-library loan to get... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 one day. While we were impressed with the architecture we were not overly impressed with... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A beautiful library with kind staff . In the summer they offer free English classes . I made ​​friends with people around the world .

Thank vperli
Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Though very different from when I was young, the Atheneum is just a block from Main Street and a wonderful library to visit. The outside columns and architecture beckon you inside and welcome black and white photography!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

How beautiful. We were wandering around and noticed the stunningly landscaped lawn with a school aged girl doing cartwheel after cartwheel upon it. Headed in to the atheneum and immediately spotted a very historical letter encased right near the door. I would have loved to stay for the entire afternoon as it seemed a welcoming and cosy place.

Thank Yvonne M
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Saw a documentary upstairs and it was a lovely place to be, surrounded by book cases. Lovingly cared for, check out their many and varied programs

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The Nantucket Atheneum is a landmark here, worth a visit, especially on a rainy day. They have good reading rooms and wifi.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The Atheneum is the very nice public library in town on Nantucket. They offer enjoyable programming for children (free) and also programs for adults - although I only ever attended the ones for children. If you are a resident and have a library card, you can request books from other libraries and they will have them delivered to the Atheneum... More 

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