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–4pm (through May 27). Closed Sundays.
Open Daily, 10am–5pm (May 28–September 11)

Download Whaling Museum Map

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 Wed–Sat, 10am–4pm / The Museum Shop is always Open Online

Hadwen House 

Open Daily, 11am–4pm (May 28–October 10)

Research Library

Reading Room

Open Tues–Fri by appointment only, 10am–4pm (through May 31)
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 (July 1–October 7)

Historic Sites

The 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

Held daily, (May 28 – September 10) *no tours on Sunday 6/12 and 6/19

Historic Downtown tour offered at 10:30 am, and Historic Homes & Architecture tour offered at 1:30 pm. Learn more

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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