The Nantucket Preservation Trust (NPT) architectural walking tours will begin on Thursday, June 19th and run through Friday, August 8th. A Walk Down Main Street Tour and ’Sconset Tour provide an opportunity to learn about the island’s unique history and remarkable heritage. Tours are 75 minutes long and cost $10 per person (no reservations needed). For a list of tour dates and private tour information please visit the NPT website: www.nantucketpreservation.org .
The architectural walking tours are one of the NPT’s programs offered, which aim to educate, inspire and encourage historic preservation across the island. The classic NPT tour A Walk Down Main Street Tour provides an overview of Nantucket in its heyday and focuses on the portion of Main Street between the Pacific National Bank and the Civil War Monument. Participants will learn about the street’s development and the area’s early residents and architectural styles, as well as how the houses have come to symbolize the island’s whaling era. Tour includes a complimentary copy of the NPT publication: A Walk Down Main Street. Tour dates: Thursdays and Fridays June 19 – August 8 (no tour: July 4, 17, 25 and August 7). Tour begins in front the NPT office: 55 Main Street at 9:30 AM (no reservations needed).
The ’Sconset Tour is given by Executive Director Michael May, who shares his knowledge of the unique fishing settlement at the eastern edge of the island. The tour focuses on the early “whalehouses” as well as the village’s boom as a seaside resort and actors colony at the end of the 1800s. Tour is Fridays once a month on the following dates: June 27, July 11, August 1 and September 5. Tour begins at ’Sconset’s Pump Square (New and Shell Streets) at 4 PM (no reservations required).
The Nantucket Preservation Trust architectural walking tours have been given since 2006 and have continued as a way to educate and raise community awareness about Nantucket’s historic architectural heritage. A Walk Down Main Street Tour will begin for the season on Thursday, June 19th at 9:30 AM. The ’Sconset Tour will begin for the season on Friday, June 27th at 4 PM. For a list of all tour dates and private tour information please visit the NPT website: www.nantucketpreservation.org .