Tickets & Hours


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

Important: booking a General Admission ticket in April and May?
Select the discounted $10 ticket due to major exhibitions being in progress (special discounted ticket for this time period).

Members Free Nantucket Residents Free General Admission

NHA Members enjoy FREE admission
Join or renew today!

Whaling Museum Pass
Adult $20
Youth/Student (6-22) $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, 2021.

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

Whaling Museum

  • Through May 28, Open Monday–Saturday (closed Sundays), 10am-4pm
  • May 29-October 17, Open Daily, 9am-5pm

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.

Historic Homes

(Hadwen House and Thomas Macy House)

  • May 28-October 17, Open Daily, 10am-4pm


Museum Shop

Open during Whaling Museum hours. The Museum Shop is always open online


Research Library

Open by appointment only, Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm.

Please reach out to to schedule your visit and learn more here.

Historic Properties

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

Will be opening this summer season on a rotating basis.  Stay tuned for updates!


Walking Tours

Offered twice daily in 2021, starting Friday, May 28.
60 minute tours, learn more here.

  • Downtown Walking Tour: 10:30am
  • Remarkable Nantucket Women: 1:30pm



The NHA is closed:

Easter, Apr. 4; Thanksgiving, Nov. 25; 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 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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