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Historic Mitchell House

Historic Mitchell House

Built in 1790, this typical Quaker house was acquired by the Mitchell family in 1818. The home became a museum in 1903 when the Maria Mitchell Association’s founders acquired the house to preserve the legacy of one of Nantucket’s most illustrious daughters.

The house contains many stunning artifacts from the Mitchells’ daily life in the 19th century, and many of Maria’s personal items such as beer mugs, opera glasses, and her Dolland telescope. The house is especially known for the remarkably preserved example of faux-wood grain painting in the kitchen dating from the 1850s.

The Mitchell House also hosts programs for adults, children, and families focusing on the Mitchell family’s daily life and their contributions to Nantucket history. Please check our calendar for current programming.


Historic Mitchell House

4 Vestal St, Nantucket, MA 02554


Guided tours are available mid-June through the end of August each season.

Mitchell House will be open from 10-4 on Monday-Friday and 10-1 on Saturday.


Members Free

$10 Adults  –  $8 Children

Admission includes the Aquarium, Natural Science Museum, Vestal Street Observatory tour (2pm only), and the Mitchell House tour.

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