Tickets & Hours


Reserve your time to visit the Whaling Museum, click below!
General Admission

Timed entry not required for Members – enjoy the Museum anytime!

NHA Members enjoy FREE admission
Join or renew today!


Adult $23
Senior 65+/Student $20
Youth/Student (6–17) $5
Under 6 Free





Admission is good for one visit to the Whaling Museum and Hadwen House. 

Ask about applying your ticket toward membership.

Active duty military are always free!  Veterans will be free on Veterans Day–Friday, November 11, 2022.

Hours of Operation

Whaling Museum

Open Mon-Sat, 10am–5pm (through October 10)
Open Mon–Sat, 10am–4pm (October 11–December 31)

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

Museum Shop

Open during Whaling Museum hours.
The Museum Shop is always Open Online

Hadwen House 

Open Mon-Sat (closed Sun), 11am–4pm (through October 10)

Research Library

Reading Room

Open Mon–Fri by appointment only, 10am–4pm
Please reach out to to schedule your visit and learn more here.

Whitney Gallery

Located at the Research Library 
Open Mon–Fri, 10am–4pm (through October 7)

Historic Sites

  • Old Mill:Open Thur and Fri, 11am-4pm (September 8 through September 30)
  • Quaker Meeting House: Open Mon–Fri, 10am–4pm (through October 7)

The Oldest House, Old Goal, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House, and Thomas Macy House are closed for the season.

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

Walking Tours

Daily walking tours will return in Spring 2023.
To inquire about a private walking tour, please contact 

Learn more about virtual walking tours

The NHA is closed:

Easter, Apr. 17; Thanksgiving, Nov. 24; Christmas, Dec. 25; New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.


The Whaling Museum and Historic Properties may occasionally close early due to weather, special events, or maintenance.


The Research Library, Whitney Gallery, and Quaker Meeting House are closed on the following federal holidays: Juneteenth, Independence Day, and Labor Day.  



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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