Take A Walk Through Nantucket With These Tours

August 19, 2015


Nantucket Island is steeped in history. Take one of Nantucket's multiple walking tours to discover more about Nantucket Island and get a glimpse into what makes the Island so special to visitors and locals. There are many types of tours depending on what your interests are.

  • Nantucket Walkabout - The Nantucket Walkabout tour is a guided hike through all of the varied geological areas of the island. There are seven different tours, and while you hike you'll learn about the local land, nature, and wildlife to give you a complete picture of life on Nantucket. Some of the popular hikes include a walk through Smith's Point Trail, Polpis Harbor, and Smooth Hummocks Trail.

  • Raven's Walk - Ready to see the spooky side of Nantucket? Then join up with the Raven's Walk for a haunting and beautiful look at the Island. The various walks you can choose from include a Lighthouse Walk, where you can hear stories of ghostly shipwrecks, a children's walk with a ghost hunt, and Great Expectations, a walk filled with stories of Nantucket's history. Night walks put you in the right frame of mind to hear about the ghosts of the Island's past, making for a fun adventure.

  • Nantucket Historical Association - The Nantucket Historical Association offers walking tours of downtown Nantucket. Check out the Quaker Meeting House and other historic landmarks. Another tour you may find interesting is the In the Heart of the Sea tour, which showcases the story of the Essex.

  • Nantucket Preservation Trust - Join up with the Nantucket Preservation Trust for a memorable walking tour. The tour discusses the development and impact of Main Street, as well as some of the legendary homes nearby. There is also a 'Sconset tour that takes a look at some of the island's whalehouses. Tour Nantucket on your own with self guided tours through Union Street, Vestal Street, and Broadway, and appreciate the antique architecture and buildings like the Town Hall, Jail, and Civil War Monument.

Whether you live on the Island or you are a summer visitor to Nantucket, there is never enough storage. Nantucket Storage Center offers a variety of storage units for your seasonal items, extra furniture or anything else you don't have a place for in your home.

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