Christmas Stroll on Nantucket, December 4 – 6, 2015, just keeps getting better! Stroll was started 42 years ago as a way of showcasing the local merchants to the Island for local, early Christmas shopping and over the years, it has grown into a ‘must do’ Nantucket event for visitors and residents, year-round and seasonal Read More >

Start a new tradition – come to Nantucket for Thanksgiving! Arrive on Wednesday evening or early on Thursday to fully enjoy the Thanksgiving events on Nantucket. First up on Thanksgiving morning, the Cold Turkey Plunge – a fundraiser for the Weezie Children’s Library at the Nantucket Atheneum.  Watch – or join – the hundreds of ‘plungers’ Read More >

Come to the to Nantucket this fall and experience first hand the Island from which the crew from the whaleship Essex departed for their last, tragic voyage in the winter of 1820.  Walk the bricks and cobblestones that were walked by crew members Owen Chase, first mate, George Pollard, the captain and Thomas Nickerson, the 14 year Read More >

Nantucket is a little island 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, 45 square miles in area and most of our supplies, whether bricks for building for food for the table, comes over on the Steamship Authority ferries and barges. In recent years however, Nantucket has experienced a resurgence of farming and locally grown Read More >

Each summer in July, the Nantucket Atheneum  brings five days and nights of dance to Nantucket – lectures, demonstrations, and beautiful performances!  All of the events (except the performances on Friday and Saturday) are free and most are offered at the Atheneum on the corner of India and Federal,  just a short walk from the Brass Lantern. Read More >

The Nantucket Garden Festival on July 22-23, 2015, offers a wide assortment of workshops, tours, and social events for all flower and garden lovers of any age!  Many events are free and most are centered in Town, and an easy walk from the Brass Lantern. Nantucketers love gardens – from the magnificent window boxes, to the Read More >

Fourth of July on Nantucket is reminiscent of our childhood memories – and you can re-live those happy times with a Nantucket Fourth of July celebration! This day’s worth of events begin at 9 am with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House on Orange Street. Read More >

The Brass Lantern Inn renovation this past winter combined a fresh new design to the eleven new rooms, soft Farrow and Ball paint colors and beautiful accent wallpapers, lovely and practical materials for padded headboard slip covers and bedskirts and floor coverings. We purchased comfortable new furniture so every one of the rooms has seating for two or Read More >

For hundreds of years, Nantucket has welcomed people from other countries to our Island.  During the nineteenth century and the whaling years, Portuguese, Azoreans and African Americans were integral in the success of Nantucket whaling industry. More recently, and with the help of H2B and J1 visas, people from Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Jamaica, Nepal, Bulgaria, Read More >

As an special Nantucket feature of our recent renovation, we have added two ‘galleries’ in the hallways of the Garden Wing to showcase Nantucket photographers.  These displays not only beautify our space, but they enrich our guests’ experience with beautiful views and vistas of Nantucket that they may not directly experience while they are on Island.  And, Read More >