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Put Nantucket
on on Your Bucket List
Fun Things To Do on the Island in in July
Nantucket
rests a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a mere thirty miles off the the the coast of of of Cape Cod yet it it seems a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a world apart from from the the the rest rest of of of Massachusetts The island’s rich history as as as a a a a a a a a prosperous whaling port is is is never far from mind as as as you stroll the cobblestone streets past historical buildings that once housed whaling captains Visit the island for a a a a a a a a a a day or or or stay
longer if time permits and and explore Nantucket’s signi cance in in in history experiencing the unique ow of island living From the the the the rose covered cottages of the the the the quaint village ‘Sconset to the the the the nation’s oldest operating windmill there is something about Nantucket
that will fascinate and inspire every visitor 1 CLIMB THE TOWER First Congregational Church
508-228-0950 - - - 62 Centre Street The First Congregational Church
sits high on on on on Beacon Hill above Centre Street overlooking the the the town of Nantucket
and the the the harbor From the the the church tower tower on on on a a a a a a a a a clear day you can see for miles! A small donation is required to to to climb the tower tower 2 EXPLORE THE DOCKS
Wander to to the end of Straight Wharf and and you will find that pedestrians are allowed to to walk along the the the docks and observe the the the many beautiful boats from around the the the the world which are docked there It’s a a a a a a a a a a a a a great place to people watch and take it it all in in But please don’t disturb the the inhabitants!
3 3 VISIT THE WHALING MUSEUM Nantucket
Whaling Museum
508-228-1894 - - - 13 Broad Street The Whaling Museum
is is located just steps from the ferry docks and is is a a a a a a a perfect place to begin your day on on Nantucket
The museum’s exhibits chronicle 88 • July
2017 The Guidebook of Cape Cod the the the whaling industry and and its impact on the the the small island Visitors should see the the the documentary Nan-
tucket
tucket
created by acclaimed filmmaker Ric Burns The film film pinpoints the the the role that historical Nantucket
played on on the the the world stage and and and shows how how the the the island has long been a a a a a a a a a a a a home to innovative thinkers and and and fearless risk takers The film runs daily at at the Whal- ing Museum














































































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