Discover the NHA


The All-Access Pass makes visiting the Whaling Museum and historic sites easier than ever!

Your All-Access Pass is good for one visit to each of the following sites in 2017

Keep in mind that you can revisit the same site as many times as you like on the same day. So you can join us for a viewing of the Nantucket film at the museum in the morning, grab a bite to eat at your favorite downtown restaurant for lunch, and come back to museum that same afternoon to see a gallery tour or enjoy the view from the rooftop deck - all on the same ticket!

Adult $20
Senior 65+ $18
Student $18
Youth 6–17 $5

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Whaling Museum • 13 Broad Street • 508 228 1894

Nantucket Film
Created exclusively for the NHA

Renowned documentary filmmaker Ric Burns captures the unparalleled beauty of the island and explores Nantucket’s deep historical significance. (54 mins)

Whale Hunt Multimedia Show

Using historic images, film footage, and objects in the museum, our presenters tell the story of Nantucket’s rise and fall as the whaling capital of the world. (45 mins)

Essex Gam

Our storytellers present the tale of the ill-fated whaleship Essex, which was sunk in 1820 in the Pacific Ocean and inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. (30 mins)

Discovery Room

Families and children of all ages are invited to explore Nantucket history through activities and crafts programs.

Historic Sites:
Old Mill, Oldest House, Old Gaol, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House, Quaker Meeting House

Sites may close occasionally due to weather, special events, or maintenance.


Built in 1746, the Old Mill is the oldest operating windmill in the country. When weather permits, NHA millers perform corn-grinding demonstrations.
Oldest House & Kitchen Garden • 16 SUNSET HILL

Built as a wedding gift in 1686 for Jethro Coffin and Mary Gardner, the house survives from the period of Nantucket’s early English settlement.

Built in 1806, it was the town’s House of Correction facility until 1933.
Greater Light • 8 HOWARD STREET

Originally a livestock barn dating to the late eighteenth century, Greater Light was transformed into a summer home and art studio by Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan in the 1930s.
Fire Hose Cart House • 8 GARDNER STREET

Built in 1886 and newly restored in 2012, this is the last remaining nineteenth-century fire house on island. On display are artifacts from Nantucket’s firefighting history including hand-operated pumpers.
Quaker Meeting House • 7 FAIR STREET

Constructed by the Society of Friends as a school in 1838, this is the island’s last surviving Quaker Meeting House.

Self-guided site. Open during Research Library hours.