Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
African Meeting House
This worthwhile museum stands as testimony to the influential African American community that thrived on Nantucket in the 19th century....
Friendship Sloop Endeavor
Feel the wind in your hair on a sail aboard the Friendship Sloop Endeavor, which runs numerous daily harbor sails and a sunset cruise.
The Old Mill is America’s oldest working windmill (c 1746), as game young docents will demonstrate by grinding corn (weather conditions...
Nantucket's 90-seat theater screens indie and other award-winning films. It's also a venue for live entertainment on summer weekends.
For the island's best fried clams, cheapest lobster dinners and other seafood treats, head to this combo fish market and clam shack on...
Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum information
Lonely Planet review
What the lighthouse is to the New England coast, the lightship was to the sea – essentially a floating lighthouse to warn of dangerous shoals or sandbars below. Sailors would stay aboard the lightships for weeks on end, and to combat boredom they created beautiful, intricate baskets that have become emblems of the island. This small museum highlights these craftspeople.