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What a delightful place!

We were really surprised by it and so glad that we found it since we came by the side street (small... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
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Unique and amazing

This is very unique mix of history, art, design and feminism. Two sisters bought a barn and... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Lada K
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8 Howard St, Nantucket, MA 02554-2185
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We were really surprised by it and so glad that we found it since we came by the side street (small signage). It has a quirky history that is a reprieve from the usual stuff. Tip: Hang out for a bit and watch the videos,...More

Thank Anonymous855
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is very unique mix of history, art, design and feminism. Two sisters bought a barn and transformed it into a form of sanctuary. Even though they were rich, most of the Art Deco decor has been scavenged from dumps and cheap antique shops.

Thank Lada K
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Doing a walking tour of Nantucket Historical Society sites included in the Whaling Museum ticket price. This house was the summer house of couple of lady artists. Before they converted the building into a summer house it was a barn. The architecture and craftsmanship are...More

Thank bad4bob
Reviewed August 28, 2018

If you like history and design, this is a place to visit! If you visit whaling museum, you'll get an all access pass and visit this museum for free. It used to be an old barn, bought by 2 rich single sisters from Pennsylvania who...More

Thank DavidB16886
Reviewed August 12, 2018

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.

Thank janwilson515
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

Thank b4yougo
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

Thank jm2r
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

Thank Elizabeth B
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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