Oldest House

Built in 1686 as a wedding gift for Jethro Coffin and Mary Gardner, the Oldest House is the last standing structure in its original location from the island’s seventeenth-century English settlement.

This enchanting property sits on more than one rolling acre of pastoral beauty that captures the spirit of Nantucket history.

The Oldest House is ideal for charming outdoor wedding ceremonies, intimate dinners, and soirées of all sizes.

More Information

Events Manager , 508 228 1894 ext. 115

To better assist you, please complete the Venue Request Form

Dimensions and Capacity

Grounds 1.2 acres
  • Seated Ceremony 200
  • Standing Ceremony 200
  • Seated Reception 200
  • Cocktail Reception 200


  • One-of-a-kind 1.2 acre outdoor property close to downtown
  • Historic site tour guides available
  • NHA staff present throughout entire event

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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