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Great Museum

This is a house that can be visited and has a fascinating history. The walk to Sunset Hill is not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chrissie777
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Worcester, MA
Interesting Historical Home

Really cool spot! The tour guide was a little awkward with the group but I appreciated her... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
agmirra
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nantucket's oldest standing residence dates back to 1686.
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16 Sunset Hill Ln, Nantucket, MA 02554-3626
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+1 508-228-1894
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Situated a top Sunset Hill Road is the Oldest House. Large by standards of the day, this spartan home is open from 11am to 4pm between late May and late October. Tours are $6 which also gets you a ticket to other attractions such as...More

3  Thank NewEnglandGoodLife
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

While our tour guide was very pleasant, the talk she gave was misleading and this building is mostly a reconstruction because the original building burned after being hit by lightning. When someone commented that the doorways were low in height, she said that people were...More

2  Thank Babz J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a house that can be visited and has a fascinating history. The walk to Sunset Hill is not very long from downtown Nantucket.

Thank Chrissie777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cool spot! The tour guide was a little awkward with the group but I appreciated her information about the house.

Thank agmirra
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We sauntered out here and we're glad we did. A docent led tour brings the building and garden to life! I felt like I experienced what it may have been like to live there, well done!

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Situated a top Sunset Hill Road is the Oldest House. Large by standards of the day, this spartan home is open from 11am to 4pm between late May and late October. Tours are $6 which also gets you a ticket to other attractions such as...More

3  Thank NewEnglandGoodLife
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

If history is your thing this is certainly worth taking in as part of the whaling museum tickets sites. Our Docent was knowledgeable about the location’s occupants and the place of this location in the island’s historic context. It is NOT walkable from the museum...More

Thank Ryryry4
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This place has free admittance if you've purchased an All Access Pass at the Whaling Museum for $20. Cool to see what a house looked like back in the 1600s. Garden out back still has plants that the original inhabitants would have had for cooking...More

Thank janwilson515
Reviewed 22 July 2018

had an inclement weather day so started at the Old Mill, so impressed made it over to the Oldest House based on the staff at the Mill recommending it. The staff at both were very knowledgable and handles all questions with ease. Impressive home for...More

1  Thank Todd C
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

NHA (Nantucket Whaling Museum on Broad Street) has a series of excellent Island-wide attractions: Greater Light, The Old Mill (1746) and the Oldest House (1686) at 16 Sunset Hill. Purchase tickets at the museum for a day pass to all these wonderful attractions! We biked...More

Thank jm2r
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We visited Nantucket Island at the start of February, the off-season - a really lovely, sunny day. As our family were among the original white settlers on Nantucket (the Coffin family) and we were visiting from New Zealand, we had made contact with staff at...More

1  Thank PlesFam
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

There were four adults in our party. The tour guide was young and very informative. We learned the true history of the widow's peak in Nantucket. The guide did a great job of explaining the way the house was designed to take advantage of the...More

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