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This is free if you get the All Access pass at the Whaling Museum. I love this little artists... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
janwilson515
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bohemian home of sensuality and artistic style

This was by far my favorite historic property. I knew little of its existence before my visit... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
b4yougo
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Orlando, Florida
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8 Howard St, Nantucket, MA 02554-2185
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is free if you get the All Access pass at the Whaling Museum. I love this little artists colony house. The sisters who fixed up this old barn to be a haven for quirky artists are my heroes.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This was by far my favorite historic property. I knew little of its existence before my visit. But I am so happy I went. WOW. This diamond in the rough is so cool. Two sisters, both artists bought the structure as a barn and transformed...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the historic sites included for touring with purchase of ticket to the Whaling Museum. It is a restored barn that was used as a summer residence and artist studio by 2 Quaker sisters, who scavenged and repurposed items to install in...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

When visiting Nantucket, make sure to visit the Whaling Museum (NHA) on Broad Street. A day pass buys you access to many, many more properties on Nantucket Island including an absolute gem called "Greater Light" at 8 Howard Street. An old barn construction, Greater Light...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

This was a very unique place to visit. A historic landmark that was once a barn and converted to a home. Quaker sisters lived here. Just wish we could tour the kitchen and upstairs room as well. Nice little area outdoors that publuc can use....More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

we took our own walking tour using the map from the whaling museum. The museum admission included admission to this gem. created by twp sisters from Philadelphia it is amazing what they were able to do with an old barn and lots of salvaged items.

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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting and eclectic home that was once a barn and was then purchased and fixed up by two sisters. Much of their artwork and estate sale finds are still there.More

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Greater Light, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Greater Light! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time in the summer home and art studio of the Monaghan sisters and were able to appreciate the art and artifacts inside the home. We thank you for visiting and...More

Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

So old barn turned into summer residence by two sisters in the early 1910-20's. Some interesting furniture, architecture and paintings. Nice small garden out back. Short guided tour/history of the house. All family liked it. Took about 10minutes with the tour/lectureMore

Thank walt42
NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Greater Light, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Greater Light. We are glad you enjoyed the summer home and art studio of the eccentric Monaghan sisters. Greater Light also has an interactive exhibits that explains the stories behind each artifact the sisters collected throughout their years...More

Reviewed June 8, 2017

What a little gem. Worth the side trip. Unusual and spiritual setting. A must see. Artistic site. Takes you back to the 1900's and 1920's.More

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NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Greater Light, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Thank you for reviewing your trip to Greater Light. We're so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the home of Nantucket's eclectic Monaghan sisters and felt like you were transported back to the 1900's and 1920's! Thank you for taking your time...More

Reviewed January 9, 2017

The story of this home, the sisters who lived here, and the breathtaking collection stayed with me long past my visit. Please visit if you love art and/or people who live in their imagination. The garden was very inspiring and was quiet when we visited,...More

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