From the rooftop of the Whaling Museum are views of the village. There are tables to sit at and rest your feet. Plan at least 2 hours to see it all.
From the museum we walked out to the oldest house-the Coffey Historical Homestead. It was closed due to Covid, but there is evidence of some working gardens and possibly livestock.
From there we walked out to New Town Cemetery and back by Lily Pond Park-no evidence of a pond, but huge marsh grasses and some board walk. The cemetery, also known as “Old South Cemetery,” the oldest stone is from 1775.
There is much more to see around town, but our feet didn’t hold out. The last day was reserved for a car rental and touring the island, so more to come on Day 3 Nantucket.
The statues around town are rather fun though very aloof.
Eating out on Nantucket is understandably expensive so we made several trips to Stop & Shop and dined al fresco at the Brandt Point Park. It is a peaceful place to watch the boats with plenty of seating and picnic tables.