NANTUCKET, MA –The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce its official schedule and hours for the spring 2016 season.
The NHA’s flagship Whaling Museum at 13 Broad Street will be open to visitors DAILY beginning on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M., through Friday, May 27, 2016. The historic sites and walking tours will open for the season on Memorial Day weekend beginning Saturday, May 28, 2016.
Summer season hours begin on Saturday, May 28, 2016, and are in effect until Friday, October 30, 2016, when the museum will be open daily from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
The Whaling Museum will continue to offer its daily programming such as the Whale Hunt presentation, the Essex Gam, and twice daily showings of the signature film Nantucket by Ric Burns.
The NHA’s two daily walking tours will also resume on May 14, 2016, guided by knowledgeable staff and offering a comprehensive look into Nantucket’s intriguing past. The 11:15 A.M. Downtown Walking Tour focuses on the Old Historic District and the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from a remote island outpost, to the whaling capital of the world, to a resort destination of international acclaim. The official In the Heart of the Sea Walking Tour offered daily at 2:15 P.M. explores the world of the Essex and its Nantucket crew, focusing on the survivors and their lives on the island in later years.
Visitors will once again have the convenience of using the All-Access Pass admission ticket in 2016. This pass makes visiting the Whaling Museum and historic sites easier than ever. The NHA All-Access Pass is good for one visit to each of our sites in 2016, including: the Whaling Museum, Old Mill, Oldest House, Old Gaol, Greater Light, and Fire Hose Cart House.
The NHA All-Access Pass allows for multiple re-entries to the Whaling Museum during the course of one day. For example, visitors can start with a morning viewing of the Nantucket film at the Whaling Museum, leave the museum for a bite to eat at a favorite downtown restaurant, and then return in the afternoon for a gallery tour or a trip to the rooftop deck— all on the same ticket.
Prices for the NHA All-Access Pass are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and over, $18 for students, $5 for youth (ages 6-17). As always, children under 6 are free.
“We take the visitor experience to heart, continuously thinking of ways to enhance our guests’ interactions with the NHA and our offerings,” says Marjan Shirzad, NHA Director or Visitor Experience. “An easy-to-use All-Access Pass and a streamlined 2016 museum and historic site schedule offer visitors increased flexibility and plenty of opportunities to learn about Nantucket’s rich history. We hear lots of great feedback from our visitors, telling us how much they enjoy the ‘come and go’ all-day-long feature of our tickets.”
For additional information about the 2016 schedule and programs, please visit www.nha.org or call (508) 228-1894.