Accessible Facilities

Public Restrooms
Downtown accessible public restrooms are located at the Visitor Service Center at 25 Federal Street and there is an accessible restroom on Straight Wharf across from Cru Restaurant.

On the east end of the island, there is an accessible public restroom at the 'Sconset Comfort Station on New Street in 'Sconset.


Some of the retail shops are accessible, while many of the shops are inaccessible due to the historic nature of our downtown. 


The following restaurants have handicapped accessibility. For a list of what is currently open and accessible, click here

This list does not include all the accessible restaurants on Nantucket. When making a reservation, please mention that you are using a wheelchair and require a wheelchair accessible restaurant. Some restaurants have vertical lifts and most others have ramp access. Please feel free to the Commission office anytime with any questions or concerns that you might have.

Accessible Accommodations

The following hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts are wheelchair accessible and have wheelchair accessible rooms. Please contact the lodging establishment and inquire about any special accommodations that you require. 
21 Broad Street (508) 228-4749
76 Main Street (508) 228-2533
Jared Coffin House (508) 228-2500
Nantucket Inn (508) 228-6900
Pineapple Inn (508) 228-9992
The Beachside of Nantucket (508) 228-2241
The Greydon House (508) 228-2468
The Nantucket Hotel and Resort (508) 228-4747
The Roberts House Inn (508) 228-0600
The Summer House at 27 Fair Street (508) 257-4577
The Veranda house (508) 228-0695
The Wauwinet (508) 228-0145
White Elephant (508) 228-2500
White Elephant Village: Residences and Inn 508) 228-1500

There are six wheelchair accessible museums on island:
African Meeting House (508) 228-9833
Life Saving Museum (508) 228-2505
Maria Mitchell Association (508) 228-9198
Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum (508) 228-1177
NHA Research Library (508) 228-1655
Whaling Museum (508) 228-1894

The Nantucket Atheneum is located downtown at 1 India Street and it is entirely accessible. There is an elevator on the east side of the building that provides access to all levels of the Atheneum.

Movie Theaters and Theaters
The Starlight Movie Theater is completely wheelchair accessible and has an accessible bathroom.
The ‘Sconset Casino is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible bathroom.
The Dreamland Theater is completely wheelchair accessible so their physically disabled patrons can independently navigate all levels of the theater. 

The Dreamland’s hearing-impaired patrons will enjoy all performances, live or film, with the Dreamland’s personal, portable, wireless Assistive Listening Devices. 

Their deaf patrons will enjoy most first run Hollywood digital films with their wireless, personal, in-theater closed captioning viewing device. 

Their blind and sight-impaired patrons will enjoy many first run Hollywood digital films with the Dreamland’s Descriptive Video Service. This service provides narrated descriptions of key visual elements during pauses in the movie’s soundtrack through a wireless headset.

All of these devices can be utilized at any seat in the theater.

Please note that not all films will have Closed Captioning and Descriptive Video Services. Please check with the Dreamland Theater if you require these services

White Heron Theater is completely wheelchair accessible with accessible bathrooms.
Post Offices

All three post offices are completely wheelchair accessible. 
  • 5 Federal Street
  • 144 Pleasant Street
  • 6 Main Street, Siasconset

All banks on Nantucket are wheelchair accessible except the downtown branch of the Bank of America at Pacific National Bank, 61 Main Street.

The following is a list of ATM ‘s in accessible locations:

  • Cape Cod Five, 112 Pleasant Street
  • Cape Cod Five, Zero Main Street
  • Hingham Savings Bank, 35 Main Street
  • Nantucket Bank, 104 Pleasant Street 
  • Nantucket Bank, 2 Orange Street
  • Nantucket Bank, 1 Amelia Drive
  • Nantucket Memorial Airport
  • Steamship Authority on Steamboat Wharf
  • Stop & Shop Supermarket, 9 Salem Street
  • Stop & Shop Supermarket, 31 Sparks Avenue

All the churches are wheelchair accessible.