Maria Mitchell Birthplace House

sights / Historic

Maria Mitchell Birthplace House information

Location
Nantucket Town , USA
Address
1 Vestal St
Telephone
+1 508 228 2896
Prices
adult/child $5/4
Opening hours
10am-4pm Tue-Sat
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At the Maria Mitchell Birthplace House , docents tell the inspiring story of Maria (pronounced 'Mariah') Mitchell (1818-89), who was America's first female astronomer. Maria is revered for discovering a comet in the 1840s, beating some of the world's leading scientists. The house (1790) is interesting in its own right.