A Historic Nantucket Hotel
Constructed in 1845, Jared Coffin House is a historic mansion in the heart of downtown Nantucket. Built by Jared Coffin, one of the most successful ship owners during the island's whaling days, this three-story mansion was built as a home for his family. It was the first mansion ever built on the New England island, standing as a stately landmark in the center of Nantucket.
A Nantucket Historic District Landmark
- 1846 - 1961In 1846, a fire destroyed a third of the community. Jared Coffin House withstood the flames and still stands tall today. The home's brick walls and slate roof resisted the fire and helped stop its spread. In 1857, Eben W. Allen built a three-story addition that included sixteen bedrooms, which was connected to the Swain House.
- Celebrating Women EntrepeneursJared Coffin House is steps away from what was historically called "Petticoat Row." In the era when whaling was extremely popular for men, women became inspired to become entrepreneurs. In honor of these inspiring historical women, we named four of our newest accommodations after them. Maria Mitchell, Anna Gardner, Lucretia Mott, and Mary Coffin Starbuck are all admirable women that now have suites in their names.
- 1961 - PresentIn 1961, the mansion was completely restored by the Nantucket Historical Trust and was later reopened as the Jared Coffin House. Today, the hotel is comprised of 35 rooms and suites in the main building and thirteen rooms in the Daniel Webster building, located next door.