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The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.

 

 


Site 5


Shelburne House
30 Orange Street.
Privately owned, not open to the public

During Frederick Douglass’s last visit to Nantucket in August 1885, when he spoke at the Unitarian Church and the Atheneum, he and his wife stayed here when it was a guest house. Now a private residence, it has been moved back from the street.

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