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Greater Light

8 Howard St, Nantucket, MA 02554-2185
+1 508-228-1894
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Greater Light Home Tour

This was a very unique place to visit. A historic landmark that was once a barn and converted to a... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Elizabeth B
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very nice

we took our own walking tour using the map from the whaling museum. The museum admission included... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
659josephc
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8 Howard St, Nantucket, MA 02554-2185
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Reviewed 14 October 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

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 9 September 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.

Thank 659josephc
Reviewed 18 July 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

Thank QuickWhitTravel
NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Greater Light, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 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 10 June 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 19 July 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 8 June 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

Thank nuport78
NHATeam, Public Relations Manager at Greater Light, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 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 9 January 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

Thank Been2Bagan
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Greater Light has an interesting history of two eccentric sisters who settled in Nantucket. The home has many unique features, from the fireplace to the windows. The iron gates and windows are just beautiful. The gardens are refreshing.

Thank Riley5712
Reviewed 18 September 2016

New to us, it is not a lighthouse. Two sisters fashioned a most un-Quaker-like house. If one needs a little break from 19th century austerity in your house tours, this is the place.

Thank ChipCarver
Reviewed 7 September 2016

To sum it up two old spinsters that had weird tastes, when it came to art, left this house to the historical society. I think you need to be into art to appreciate this place

Thank ogura98
Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you are an artist, this is a very stimulating place in terms of a variety of gates and windows to view. I personally enjoyed taking photos of these. Interesting history of the place as well.

Thank Sunshine7310
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