Greater Light

8 Howard St.
Nantucket Island, MA 02554- Map It
Phone: (508) 228-1894

AAA Editor Notes

Greater Light, 8 Howard St., is a Nantucket Historical Association historic site. In the 1930s, Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan, two Quaker sisters from Philadelphia, used castaway architectural elements to transform an 18th-century livestock barn into an eclectic artists' salon and summer home. The creative siblings (one a muralist and the other an actress and author) purchased the building during Nantucket's art colony era, when the allure of inexpensive housing brought many starving artists to the inspiring island.</br>Period antiques offer visitors a glimpse into an art colony resident's way of life. A self-guiding tour includes a lovely woodland garden anchored by birch and London plane trees.</br></br>
$6; $3 (ages 6-17). Combination ticket (includes all Nantucket Historical Association historic sites and Whaling Museum) $20; $18 (students with ID and ages 65+); $5 (ages 6-17).
Hours: Daily 11-4, late May to mid-Oct. Allow 30 minutes minimum.