13. Nantucket Shipwreck & Life Saving Museum
Family of four:
Nantucket Island's treacherous shoals and inclement weather led to over 700 shipwrecks in the surrounding waters, causing the area to be dubbed "a graveyard of the Atlantic." The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, established in 1968, preserves the memory of islanders who risked their lives performing daring rescues so that others might live. Come visit the museum and enjoy captivating new exhibits, and family-friendly programs on an island ready to cater to your every whim.
Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum
A self-proclaimed "New England love-it-all," Kimberly Sherman has run, biked, driven, shopped, eaten, camped, museum-hopped, and listened to live music all over the region. Always carrying her camera, she has captured many of her New England adventures on film. She is a regular contributor to The Boston Globe and Boston.com, and blogs about events around New England. Kim lives in southern New Hampshire with her family. Contact Kim