Tickets & Hours

The Whaling Museum is closed
for exhibition updates until February 15, 2023

NHA Members enjoy FREE admission
Join or renew today!


Adult $25
Senior 65+/Student $20
Youth/Student (6–17) $5
Under 6 Free
Island Residents 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 10, 2023.

Hours of Operation

Whaling Museum

Closed from January 1 through February 14 
Open Mon–Sat, 10am–4pm (Feb 15–May 26)
Open Daily, 10am–5pm (May 27–Sep 16)

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

Closed from January 1 through February 14
Stay tuned for 2023 shop hours!

The Museum Shop is always Open Online

Hadwen House 

Closed for the season.

Research Library

Open Mon–Fri by appointment only, 10am–4pm
Please reach out to to schedule your visit and learn more here.

The Whitney Gallery will reopen to the public in Spring 2023. 

Historic Sites

The Oldest House, Old Goal, Old Mill, Greater Light,Fire Hose Cart House, Thomas Macy House, and Quaker Meeting House are closed for the season.

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

Walking Tours

Daily walking tours will return in May 2023.
To inquire about a private walking tour, please contact 

Learn more about virtual 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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