Visiting NHA Properties: Code of Conduct

We ask all of our visitors to conduct themselves in a respectful way at the Whaling Museum and all NHA historic sites in accordance with this code of conduct and all laws and local ordinances.

  • Please check your backpacks and shopping bags in the self-service areas.  The NHA is not responsible for lost items.
  • Wear appropriate clothing.  Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Disruptive behavior is prohibited.
  • To preserve the artifacts on display, visitors are prohibited from touching any of the exhibits or displays.
  • Visitors are welcome to take pictures for personal use, but flash photography is prohibited.
  • Camera-extension devices, video cameras, recording devices, tripods, monopods, lights and other such equipment are not permitted without prior written approval from the NHA.
  • Pets are not permitted.  Visitors who rely on service animals may bring them into the museum, provided that they are properly leashed and not disruptive.
  • No eating, drinking or smoking is allowed in the Whaling Museum or other NHA properties except where expressly permitted.
  • The solicitation of visitors or the selling of any items is prohibited.
  • No firearms or weapons are permitted anywhere on NHA property.
  • Bicycles, scooters, tricycles, skateboards, inline skates or shoes with wheels are prohibited.
  • Minor children should not be left unattended.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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