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The Hose Cart House

The Fire Hose Cart House, located at 8 Gardner Street, is the last remaining nineteenth century firehouse on island. This structure, dating from 1886, and several like it were built after The Great Fire of 1846.. The firehouses were used to store hand-pumped fire-fighting apparatus. Acquired by the NHA in 1960, the Gardner Street Fire Hose Cart House displays some of the rare fire-fighting equipment related to the historic 1846 fire.


Need to know

Address: 8 Gardner Street

Organization: Nantucket Historical Society

Telephone: 508-228-1894

Website: www.nha.org


Monday - Saturday, 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Sunday 12 P.M. - 5 P.M.

Tours of historic sites on the hour and the half-hour. Last tour at 4:30 P.M.

Don't Miss:

Antique firefighting equipment


Adults: $6

Children: $3

Also available in combination with Whaling Museum admission.