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 >

Nantucket has a rich cultural fabric particularly with live theatre. The love of performance begins young and is cultivated with programs offered for young people; The Theatre Workshop has had numerous plays with large child casts including Peter Pan, Annie, the Wizard of Oz, Oliver! and the Christmas Carol.  This year’s performance from November 21 – December 14 Read More >

Family scalloping season, which begins on October 1 each year,  has special meaning to Nantucketers. In addition to providing Nantucket Bay Scallops – these succulent bivalve mollusks – to  discriminating home chefs, scalloping is signal that we can all take a breath after the busy summer season and revel in Nantucket’s beauty and bounty. Planning your scalloping trip is dependent on Read More >

Scalloping on Nantucket is a beautiful thing! October 1 on Nantucket Island marks the beginning of family scalloping season.  It is a perfect time on Nantucket, after the hustle bustle of the summer season and the winding down in September, with lots of mild days and clear blue skies left to enjoy. In preparation for Read More >

Step one step down into Meursault, a wine and cheese cafe on Broad Street, and you will be reminded of your last trip to France! Meursault, which opened summer of 2014, provides a lovely setting for a light meal – perfectly paired wines, cheeses and charcuterie – and a nice alternative to traditional multi-course dinners. Read More >

The Nantucket Historical Association is a true treasure of Nantucket!  There are a myriad of programs throughout the year to please, inform and entertain Island visitors, summer residents and year-round residents. From special exhibits to live theatre and musical concerts under the whale skeleton in Gosnell Hall to the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl in February, Read More >

The White Heron Theatre is just two doors down from the Brass Lantern – in a white tent on the corner of North Water Street and Whaler’s Lane. This is the second – and last – summer  that the tent is in place as the White Heron’s plans to build a theatre on the site Read More >

Queequeg and Town, two bustling Nantucket restaurants, are back to back neighbors along South Water Street, just a block from the Brass Lantern. Because of their location, they share the Tree Bar, an outdoor patio bar that spans the two outdoor patios – a great place to stop by for a late afternoon or evening Read More >

The restaurant scene on Nantucket is dynamic – at the beginning of each season we see new restaurants opening and, at the end of each season, some restaurants close and fade from memory. One of Nantucket’s best restaurants, and one of our favorites, the Centre Street Bistro, has stood the test of time and remains a Read More >