Tickets & Hours

Ticket Pricing

NHA Members enjoy FREE admission!
Join or renew today!

All Access Holiday Pass
Adult $20
Senior 65+ $18
Student $18
Youth (6-17) $5
Under 6 Free


The All Access Holiday Pass will be available starting November 29 and is good for one visit to the following: Whaling Museum, Hadwen House, Thomas Macy House, and Greater Light. Please note, the Festival of Trees does not open until December 6.


Ask about applying your ticket toward membership.


Active duty military are always free!  Veterans will be free on Veterans Day- Monday, November 11, 2019.


Hours of Operation

Whaling Museum

Open Daily, Oct 15–Dec 31, 10:00am–4:00pm

Nov 29: Special Tree Lighting extended hours, 10:00am–6:00pm

The Whaling Museum will be closed Dec 2 – 5 for Festival of Trees set up.

Dec 6: Special Stroll extended hours, 10:00am–8:00pm

(Whaling Museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) 

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

Museum Shop

Open Daily, 9:00am–5:00pm

Research Library

Open Year-Round
Tuesday–Friday, 10:00am–4:00pm
(Located at 7 Fair Street—attached to the Quaker Meeting House)

The Whitney Gallery

Monday–Friday, 10:00am–4:00pm

FREE and Open to the Public

Historic Homes

(Greater Light, Thomas Macy House, and Hadwen House)
Closed, Nov 4–Nov 28

Open Friday–Monday, Nov 29–Dec 31,  11:00am–4:00pm (for Holiday Homes)

Historic Sites

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

Closed for the season, will reopen Memorial Day weekend 2020

Historic Homes and Sites may close occasionally due to weather, special events, or maintenance.

Walking Tours

Walking tours will begin again next season on Memorial Day weekend 2020

Rain or shine. Tickets sold at the museum front desk — first come, first served. No tours on July 4. 

The NHA is closed:

Easter, Apr. 21; Thanksgiving, Nov. 28; 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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