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Nantucket Historical Association

15 Broad Street

Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554

Historic Sites

The Oldest HouseOld GoalOld MillGreater Light, Fire Hose Cart HouseThomas Macy House, and Quaker Meeting House

The Oldest HouseOld Jail, and Greater Light
Open Wednesday–Saturday, 11am–4pm (through September 2nd)

The Old Mill
Open Wednesday–Saturday, 11am–4pm (through September 2nd)
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am–4pm (September 7th-October 7th)

The Friends Meeting House will be closed for the 2023 season due to preservation projects at this site.

Historic Sites are free for visitors. For hours:
Community programming or visit Virtual NHA!

Whaling Museum – Reopens

13 Broad Street

Built 1846, acquired 1929, renovated and expanded 2005

2024 Hours
Now through May 25: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
May 26-October 13: Open Daily, 10am-5pm
October 14-December 31: Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

Whaling Museum may occasionally close early due to weather, special events, or maintenance.

Old Mill

Built in 1746, the Old Mill was sold twice before it appeared on the auction block in 1897, when the Nantucket Historical Association purchased the property for $885. Believed to be the oldest American windmill in continuous operation, the Old Mill was desig­nated an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark in 1992.

FREE to all visitors:
Open Wednesday–Saturday, 11am–4pm (through September 2nd)
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am–4pm (September 7th-October 7th)

1800 House

4 Mill Street, Built 1805, acquired 1951

The Nantucket Historical Association’s 1800 House program, dedicated to celebrating and reviving Nantucket’s rich tradition of early American decorative arts.  Take a class in our restored nineteenth-century historic property at 4 Mill Street and indulge in traditional techniques taught by artisans from Nantucket and throughout the world.

1800 House Workshops:




Video Gallery:

NHA University:

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.

Restored in 2005, the Whaling Museum features top-quality exhibits and galleries, as well as daily programs and tours that bring to life the history of this magical island. A relaxing, full-accessible rooftop observation deck offers stunning views of Nantucket harbor.

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