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 mission of the Nantucket Historical Association is to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.

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