Tickets & Hours


Reserve your time to visit the Whaling Museum and purchase your ticket online, click below!

Timed entry not required for Members – enjoy the Museum anytime!

View our safety protocols

Nantucket Residents Free General Admission

NHA Members enjoy FREE admission
Join or renew today!

Adult $20
Senior 65+/Student $18
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–Wednesday, November 11, 2021.

Free admission will be extended for year-round residents through the end of the year.

Whaling Museum

Open Monday-Saturday, 10am–4pm (October 18-December 31)
Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
Stay tuned for winter hours after Dec. 31

Festival of Wreaths, November 19–26, during Museum hours


Festival of Trees, December 3–31, during Museum hours


Festival of Trees Family Nights, December 10, 14, and 21, 4–6pm
Learn more and register


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 Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10am-4pm through December 31
Stay tuned for winter hours after Dec. 31

The Museum Shop is always open online

Hadwen House 

Closed for the season.

Research Library

Open by appointment only, Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm.

Please reach out to to schedule your visit and learn more here.

Historic Properties  FREE for all visitors!

The Old Gaol, Fire Hose Cart House, and Thomas Macy House are closed for the 2021 season.  Historic Properties may close occasionally due to weather, special events, or maintenance.

Walking Tours

2021 Walking Tours have concluded. Please check back for 2022 tour offerings.

The NHA is closed:

Easter, Apr. 4; Thanksgiving, Nov. 25; 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 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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