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Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House)

16 Sunset Hill Ln, Nantucket, MA 02554-3626
+1 508-228-1894
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Oldest in Nantucket

The chimney pattern gives rise to the alternate name "Horseshoe House". First house in Nantucket... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David Z
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
Unexpected Find

We stumbled upon the Oldest House while out for an evening walk. The building was not open, but we... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Sandi_Jayne
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16 Sunset Hill Ln, Nantucket, MA 02554-3626
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chimney pattern gives rise to the alternate name "Horseshoe House". First house in Nantucket, only open in season.

Thank David Z
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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.More

Thank Sandi_Jayne
NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House), responded to this review

Dear Sandi, Thank you for your review of your visit to the Oldest House. You are correct, the Oldest House is open daily to the public Memorial Day through Columbus Day weekend, and during that time we have staff on-hand to provide visitors with a...More

Reviewed 19 October 2016

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...More

Thank Amanda M
NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House), responded to this review

Dear Amanda, Thank you for your review of your visit to the Oldest House. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the house with one of our knowledgeable staff members, as they are the ones that truly bring Nantucket's rich history...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Square with chimney on top, traditional american house of old, old days but very interesting place to visit.More

Thank Jun J
NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House), responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit to the Oldest House historic property. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about the house's rich history during your visit. We thank you for visiting and hope you can come back and see us again...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016

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.

Thank foxieCalifornia
NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House), responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit to the Oldest House historic property. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about the island's rich history during your visit, and we hope that you will come back and see us again someday!

Reviewed 28 September 2016

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.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 7 September 2016

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

Thank niagaratraveller2016
Reviewed 7 September 2016

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...More

Thank ogura98
Reviewed 11 August 2016

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...More

Thank soundswimmer
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This in a nicely restored very old house giving one a feel for the setting of early Nantucket home life.

Thank TWDickinson
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