Nantucket Atheneum

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Nantucket Atheneum information

Location
Nantucket Town , USA
Address
1 India St
Telephone
+1 508 228 1110
More information
www.nantucketatheneum.org
Opening hours
10am-7:30pm Tue & Thu, 10am-5pm Wed, Fri & Sat
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More than just the public library,this stately Greek Revival edifice is a sight in itself. Just inside the front door you'll find a top-notch scrimshaw display from Nantucket's whaling days. The 2nd-floor Great Hall has hosted such notables as Ralph Waldo Emerson and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Nationally known opinion-makers still speak here today; ask about the summer lecture series .