Walking Tours

NHA walking tours are offered seasonally from late May through October

Downtown Walking Tour: 10:30am
Historic House & Garden Tour: 1:30pm

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

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 60-minute tour takes a look at Nantucket history through the lens of its houses.  The tour talks about architecture, economics, domestic and social life, and how they have changed over the course of time.  The tour focuses on three of the founding families, the Coffins, the Starbucks and the Macys.

*This tour begins at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad 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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