One of the greatest draws of the Nantucket area is the Nantucket Historic District, which contains the entire island of Nantucket. This island actually features a remarkable number of pre-Civil War structures that are still extant; it has one of the highest concentrations of older buildings as compared to anywhere else in the United States.
If you’re tired of looking at houses and hanging out on the beaches, Nantucket is also known as a center for both the visual and the performing arts. The incredible scenery of the island attracts artists from around the world, and there is a high number of art galleries and studios to check out. In addition to the private galleries, there are also a lot of museums to visit during your time on Nantucket, including the Maria Mitchell Association – which includes a natural history museum, an aquarium, a history museum, and a science library – as well as the whaling museum. Whaling has played an important part in the development of the island, and those who are interested in the local history of New England should not miss this fascinating museum.
Nantucket is also home to some of most unique and spectacular beaches in the country.
If you’re looking for a beautiful place in Massachusetts to go with old architecture and plenty of history and culture, Nantucket is the place to be. Also, if you enjoy limericks, you’ll like being able to point out that you’ve finally been to the place that is the cause of so much rhyme!