We stumbled upon the Oldest House while out for an evening walk. The building was not open, but we could see there is a working garden. Likely better seen in spring or summer.
I got a little lost using the map provided to me at the Whaling Museum (your ticket is needed to view the home from the inside), so it was helpful to have my Nantucket town map as well. After the 10+ minute walk, some of it uphill, the sight of my smiling docent was a welcome sight. She took me... 更多
Nantucket is filled with wonderful early American history and this is one of its landmarks. A memorial to the whaling industry that dominated Nantucket for years.
This is such an amazing house, and a trip back in time. The guided tour was terrific. Very much worth the short walk from town.
The tourguide which we had was a wealth of historical information. Even though the rooms were sparcely furnished. She made us visualize the surroundings and we could imagine being inhabitants of that time
Walking up you think it's a single family home, but for the most part it was used for meetings, weddings and group functions. The fire places are incredible. If you go, stand in the fireplace and look up the chimney (you'll need the flashlight from your cell phone. It's pretty cool.
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... 更多
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... 更多
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... 更多