Old Gaol

15 Vestal St.
Nantucket Island, MA 02554- Map It
(508) 228-1894

AAA Editor Notes

Old Gaol, 15 Vestal St., is a Nantucket Historical Association historic site. It was built in the early 1800s as a replacement penal facility for Nantucket's aging late 17th-century jail. Costing $2,090, this wooden structure boasted exceptional reinforcements for the time, including iron bolts that ran the length of the walls and iron-reinforced doors.
$6; $3 (ages 6-17). Combination ticket (includes all Nantucket Historical Association historic sites and Whaling Museum) $20; $18 (students with ID and senior citizens); $5 (ages 6-17).
Hours: Daily 11-4, late May to mid-Oct.