The Hospital Thrift Shop

by Sarah McNamara
Hospital Thrift ShopLocated on a one-way street lined with historic homes, just outside of the hustle and bustle of town, you’ll discover an island institution.   Hospital Thrift Shop

The Hospital Thrift Shop has been in operation since 1929, providing affordable gently used clothing, accessories, art, books, goods for the home and furniture to the community .Hospital Thrift Shop

Run by over 100 hardworking volunteers, the proceeds from the sales go to support the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Although not directly affiliated with the hospital, it has been their charity of choice since the beginning, and last year they raised a record-breaking $130,000.  Hospital Thrift Shop

You never know what treasures you’ll discover stepping into the old house at 17 India Street. The whole building is overflowing with great merchandise to sift through, with rooms of clothing for men, women, and children, shelves lined with books, tables covered in serving dishes, plates, china, and glassware, and a whole basement full of furniture.Hospital Thrift Shop

The Hospital Thrift Shop is open from mid-May to mid- October, and accepts donations from early April up until their opening date. Their hours are 9:30am to 12pm, and 1 to 3:30pm Monday thru Friday, plus 6 to 8pm on Wednesday nights, and Saturdays from 9:30am to 12pm. On October 8th & 9th items in the store will be half price, and they will have a free day on October 10th & 11th before they close up shop for the winter.Hospital Thrift Shop