One of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States, Brant Point Light Station is Nantucket Island's historic landmark. Though this iconic structure was established in 1746, it underwent numerous alterations through the ages, with its overall automation being one of the most notable events in its long and illustrious history. Armed with a powerful 5th-generation Fresnel lens, its signals have the capability of traveling distances up to 19 kilometers (12 miles). The monochromatic wooden tower that one sees today was built in the year 1901, and sits at Brant Point surveying all ferries, yachts and cruises from the mainland that pass its picturesque side on their way into the harbor.
The United Methodist Church offers a Sunday service at 10a. The basement also serves as the current home of the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket.
Walk up the stairs of this island gallery, which are covered with photographs of island life, open the door, and step into the studio. Made on Nantucket is a gallery for Nantucket artists and Nantucket artists only. Check out the framed photos, the painted tables, the landscapes and the sculptures. Not only are they fascinating to look at, they are also very reasonably priced.
A perfect spot on a rainy day, the library boasts an extensive collection of books, reference materials, compact discs and audio and videotapes. You can also get access to the Internet, use a personal computer, or dig into the island's fascinating history, a library specialty. There is a children's room and a play area for toddlers. Residents of Massachusetts get free library cards, all others are asked to pay a nominal fee.