Tickets & Hours

The NHA will welcome its members back  to the Whaling Museum for the first two days of opening on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, with the doors opening to the public on Monday, July 13.

New this season!  Visitors will reserve their time to visit the museum and purchase their 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
Student $18
Youth (6-17) $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.

Hours of Operation

Whaling Museum

Upon reopening: Open 8am–6pm, Monday–Saturday (Closed Sundays)

To book a private visit to the Whaling Museum on a Sunday of your choice, please contact

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

Museum Shop

Currently closed–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.

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

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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