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 >

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 >