Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, Nantucket

4.7
At Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, learn about the island’s history of basket-weaving, as well as the origins and practicality of the craft. The small museum boasts a permanent, continuously expanding collection of lightship baskets--from those made in the whaling era to some contemporary examples. Look for the tools from the workshop of Jose Formoso Reyes, the famous 20th-century basket-maker. Watch the documentary explaining the making process and the similarities and differences between Native American and New Hampshire farm baskets. The museum keeps the tradition alive by offering weaving courses to guests. Arrange to visit Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum and other attractions in Nantucket using our Nantucket tour itinerary planner.
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  • We walked here from the Whaling Museum past some really beautiful houses. The Lady and Gentleman running the Museum were very welcoming and spent a lot of time with us explaining the finer detail of s...  more »
  • I had visited the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum many years ago and loved it back then, but decided to return again on my most recent visit this fall. I was impressed with how the museum has evolve...  more »
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  • Very cool place. Worth the stop.
  • Super interesting history of a Nantucket staple.

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