Adult Programs

Interpretive Walks

Maria Mitchell and the Daring Daughters of Nantucket

Join the curator of the Mitchell House for a walking tour concerning the lives of Maria Mitchell and Nantucket’s famous and infamous women, as well as the lesser known women of our island.  Learn why whaling, Quakerism, and the isolation of an island afforded these women opportunities that women elsewhere in America at the time were not afforded.

May 7
September 17
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Members: $10
Non-members: $15

Pre-registration required. Please call 508-228-2896 to register.

A Walk with Maria Mitchell Through Nantucket Town

A unique collaborative walking tour that brings the natural and historical world of Nantucket together in one! How would Maria have interpreted what she saw on a stroll through downtown Nantucket? Learn not only about her history and the historic buildings and landscape, but also how she would have enjoyed the natural world around them. Limited Space, reservations necessary. Please call 508-228-2896 to register.

May 28
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Members: $10
Non-members: $15

Pre-registration required. Please call 508-228-2896 to register.

Early-bird Bird Walk

Join Ginger Andrews, Nantucketer and naturalist, on an early morning birding trip. This is a great opportunity to learn about the common bird species on Nantucket. No experience necessary and a vehicle is also not required.  Some binoculars are available for loan.

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Members: $5
Non-members: $10

Pre-registration required. Please call 508-228-9198 to register or register online.

Four Centuries Domestic Tour

A unique collaborative walking tour with the Curator of the Mitchell House, Nantucket Preservation Trust’s Executive Director and the Nantucket Historical Association’s Education Staff that looks at the changes in domestic life over four centuries and how it shaped homes, buildings, neighborhoods, and land use.  Participants should meet at the Oldest House on Sunset Hill (tour will end on Main Street).

Call to register
508-228-2896

Saturday, September 10, 10am-12pm

$10 per person

Pre-registration required. Please call 508-228-2896 to register.

Special Historic Preservation Workshops

Preserving the Monuments of Our Ancestors: How to Properly Clean Historic Gravestones

Join the curator of the Mitchell House and the Prospect Hill Cemetery Association historian for a short talk about stone monuments and their conservation.  The class will then move to the Prospect Hill Cemetery where participants will learn how to properly clean stone monuments.  Class will be hands on so wear appropriate clothes and bring protective eyewear (sunglasses will suffice).  Please Note: This class is to teach others so that they may clean their family’s stone monuments.  One must speak with the sextant of a cemetery before doing this.  One must not work on stones not belonging to their family unless it is through a special program that has been condoned by the cemetery and other officials.

Limited space, reservations necessary.

June 18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Members: $10
Non-members: $15

Please call 508-228-2896 to register.

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