Maria Mitchell Aquarium displays the marine life of the island with its crustaceans, finfish and mollusks. There are interactive exhibitions where children can touch fish and picnics to nearby marine vicinities.
The Maria Mitchell Observatory build in 1908 displays an outdoor model of the solar system and sunspot observations. ... More Maria Mitchell Birthplace is the residence of the former professional women astronomer who was the first women to get the fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Nantucket Life Saving Museum is a place worth visiting to know the history of the people who faced the turbulent sea to save the lives of the sailors. One can take a guided tour of the Nantucket Historical Association to get to know more about the history of the place.
The island is also named as ‘The Grey Lady’ because of the severe fog which occurs in the region. Nantucket County covers a total area of 303.5 sq miles but 84%25 of it is made up of water. The land area is 47.8 sq miles.
Folger Hill is the highest point on the island and is 109 feet above sea level. The town and ... More county of Nantucket consist of the Nantucket Island as well as the adjoining islands of Muskeget and Tuckernuck.
As per the 2007 census the population of the place is 10,531 people.
The island has a cold climate with 29 inches of snowfall and 202 sunny days per year. July is pleasant and January is the coldest month. The island gets 41 inches of rainfall annually and it rains the most in the month of December.
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