Nantucket Whaling Museum Timeline, photographer Jeffrey Allen.

The TimelineWhaling Museum, Entry Hall

Step back in time . . . Learn about Wampanaug life, Nantucket’s earliest settlers, the growth of Whaling, to today’s economy of tourism and building.More Read more from The Timeline

Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle Factory

Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle FactoryWhaling Museum

The 1847 spermaceti-candle factory has been carefully restored to reveal significant elements of the original factory.More Read more from Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle Factory

Whale EcologyWhaling Museum, Candle FactoryNew in 2018!

Follow a timeline tracking the rise and decline of the whaling industry and learn about today's whale protection initiatives. Stunning underwater photography by Eric Savetsky.More Read more from Whale Ecology

Whaling Museum Decorative Arts Gallery

Decorative Arts GalleryWhaling Museum

On display are the some of the finest objects of decorative-arts from the NHA's collection.More Read more from Decorative Arts Gallery

Whaling Museum Scrimshaw Gallery

Scrimshaw GalleryWhaling Museum

Representing over a century and a half of collecting are items from one of the most important collections in the world.More Read more from Scrimshaw Gallery

Nantucket Whaling Museum Fresnel Lens, photographer Caroline Sollman.

Fresnel LensWhaling Museum

The 1849 Sankaty Head Light Fresnel lens that once was a welcoming beacon for mariners up to 24 miles away now greets visitors in the Whaling Museum lobby.More Read more from Fresnel Lens

Nantucket Town Clock, photographer Peter Vanderwarker

Nantucket Town ClockWhaling Museum

From the Whaling Museum lobby up three stories to the rooftop belvedere, observe the intricate clockworks of Nantucket's 1881 town clock chime the hours. More Read more from Nantucket Town Clock

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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