Tickets & Hours

New this season!
Reserve your time to visit the Whaling Museum and purchase your ticket online, click below!

Members Free Nantucket Residents Free General Admission

Ticket Pricing

NHA Members enjoy FREE admission
Join or renew today!

Whaling Museum
Adult $20
Senior 65+ $18
Youth (6-12) and Student (13-22) $5
Under 6 Free



The Whaling Museum Pass is good for one visit to the Whaling Museum alone.

Ask about applying your ticket toward membership.

Active duty military are always free!  Veterans will be free on Veterans Day–Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Free admission will be extended for year-round residents through the end of the year.

Open to the Public

Whaling Museum

  • October 19–October 30, Open 10am–4pm, Monday–Saturday (Closed Sundays)
  • The Whaling Museum will be closed for one week from October 31–November 8. 
  • November 9–December 31, Open 10am–4pm, Monday–Saturday (Closed Sundays)

To book a private visit to the Whaling Museum, please contact

Whaling Museum may occasionally close early due to weather, special events, or maintenance. 

Thank you to the support of The Community Foundation for Nantucket and the Foundation’s Nantucket Fund for Emergency Relief in helping to keep the Whaling Museum open safely for visitors.

Museum Shop

Open to Whaling Museum visitors. The Museum Shop is always open online

Walking Tours

Cancelled for the 2020 season.

Research Library

Currently closed, stay tuned for reopening date.

Historic Properties

(Greater Light, Hadwen House, Thomas Macy House, Old Gaol, Oldest House, Old Mill, and Quaker Meeting House)

Closed for the 2020 season. All Historic Property grounds and gardens are open to the public and accessible during daylight hours.

To book a private visit to one of our Historic Properties, please contact

The NHA is closed:

Easter, Apr. 12; Thanksgiving, Nov. 26; Christmas, Dec. 25; New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.



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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