GUIDED OUTDOOR WALKING TOURS
DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from a remote island outpost, to the whaling capital of the world, to a resort destination of international acclaim.
Tour departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street, rain or shine. Each tour lasts approximately sixty minutes and is offered rain or shine. See tour schedule.
A guided tour through the interiors of three Nantucket homes focusing on the families that occupied them and their place in Nantucket’s history. The first stop is the Macy-Christian House, built in 1745. It demonstrates the “Colonial Revival” style so popular on Nantucket for much of the twentieth century. The tour moves onto the Hadwen House, an elegant 1845 Greek Revival home representing the most prosperous period in Nantucket’s past—the golden years of whaling. The tour concludes at Greater Light, which was originally built as a livestock barn in 1790 and remodeled into a summer home in 1929–1933, this house represents Nantucket’s art colony and resort era.
Tour departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Each tour lasts approximately eighty minutes and is offered rain or shine. See tour schedule.