The Massachusetts island of Nantucket lies 26 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but a world away, especially in the springtime before summer's crowds arrive.
Nantucket's oldest house, the Jethro Coffin House, was built in 1686. It is the only surviving residence from the original English settlement on Nantucket. The Oldest House is open for tours from mid-May through mid-October.
© 2007 Jessica Mand, used with permission