Walking Tours

May 26 – October 8

There will be no Historic House & Garden Tour Saturday–Monday, June 30–July 2. No walking tours on July 4.

Downtown Walking Tour: 10:30am, leaves from Whaling Museum
Historic House & Garden Tour: 1:30pm, leaves from Hadwen House

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

Adult $10
Senior 65+/ Student $8
Youth (6-17) $4
Under 6 Free

Downtown Walking Tour

This tour introduces participants to Nantucket, both past and present. It tells the events in Nantucket’s history that have made the island what it is today. The tour is 60 minutes long and has five stops ending at the NHA’s Quaker Meeting House.

Visitors will learn about the rise and fall of the whaling industry and come to know how Nantucket’s historic downtown became a place where the past and present live side by side.

*This tour begins at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.

Historic House & Garden Walking Tour

This tour visits three historic homes and gardens, exploring two centuries of life and architecture on Nantucket. The 60-minute tour offers a glimpse into the lives of some of the people that have occupied the island.

The first home visitors will see is the Hadwen House, a beautiful Greek Revival home that epitomizes the great wealth that was made during the whaling era.

The second house is the Thomas Macy House, originally built in the late 18th century and remodeled in 1832. The house was purchased in 1947 and lovingly furnished by the Harris-Tupancy family.

The third stop is Greater Light, originally a livestock barn, and remodeled by Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan, two eccentric Quaker sisters and lovers of the arts.

*Please note this tour begins at Hadwen House, 96 Main Street. 

Banner photo by Cary Hazlegrove.

The mission of the Nantucket Historical Association is to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.

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