In the mid–19th century when Nantucket was a wealthy boomtown because of the success of sea captains in the whaling industry, there sprang up luxe houses like this Greek Revival beauty on Upper Main Street. Docents give a good feeling for the time period as they give tours around this 1845 mansion, a twin to the house next door. Whaling merchant William Hadwen hired a builder who specialized in intricate carving the construct the house’s five-bayed facade, colossal pilasters and pedimented ionic portico. The house is a symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the island at that time. Inside is period furniture and outside are gardens maintained in period style.
96 Main St (at Pleasant St., a few blocks southwest of the town center).
Our Rating Hours June–Sept Mon–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun noon–5pm; call for off-season hours. Closed Dec–Mar Phone 508/228-1894 Prices Admission for historic sites only (not Whaling Museum) $6 adults, $3 children; also included in Nantucket Historical Association's History Ticket ($120 adults, $5 children) Web site Hadwen House
Map96 Main St Nantucket
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