Tickets & Hours

Book your visit in advance! 

Reserve Ticket

NHA Members enjoy FREE admission
Join or renew today!

Admission (includes entry into the Whaling Museum)
Adult $25
Senior 65+/Student $20
Youth/Student (6–17) $5
Under 6 Free
Island Residents & Members Free

Admission prices increase on Saturday, May 27 once Hadwen House and Whaling Museum featured exhibitions open for the season.


Ask about applying your ticket toward membership.

Active duty military are always free!

Veterans will be free on Veterans Day–Friday, November 10, 2023.

Whaling Museum admission is FREE for Island Residents thanks to the generous support of:

Hours of Operation

Whaling Museum

Open Daily, 10am–5pm (May 27–Sep 4)
Open Daily, 10am–4pm (Sep 5–Oct 9)
Open Mon–Sat, 10am–4pm (Oct 10–Dec 30)

Museum Shop

Open Daily, 10am–5pm
The Museum Shop is always Open Online

Hadwen House 

Open Daily, 11am-4pm (through Sep 4)
Open Mon–Sat, 11am-4pm (Sep 5–Oct 9)

Entry included with Whaling Museum admission
Single Site Entry: Adult: $10/ Youth 6-17 $5

Research Library

The Research Library and Whitney Gallery will be closed through April 1, 2024 due to a building restoration project, learn more

Throughout this closure, Research Library staff will still be responding to inquiries at and accommodating research appointments on a case-by-case basis.

Historic Sites

FREE to all visitors!
The Oldest House, Old Jail, Old Mill, and Greater Light
Open Wed–Sat, 11am–4pm (June 14–Sep 4)

The Friends Meeting House will be closed for the 2023 season due to preservation projects at this site.

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

Walking Tours

Daily walking offered (May 27–Sep 16) at 10:30am and 1:30pm
To inquire about a private walking tour, please contact 

Learn more about walking tours

The NHA is closed:

Easter, Apr. 9; 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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