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Whaling Museum

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Whaling Museum

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Sarah F wrote a review Yesterday
Washington DC, District of Columbia17 contributions
The location and history of this museum are central to the purpose and existence of the Island of Nantucket. We loved our time here. But I was so disappointed that the this Museum did not exhibit the unique history of African Americans in the whaling industry, something
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Jennie wrote a review Apr 2020
McLean, Virginia3 contributions
A wonderful museum to visit. Perfect for a rainy day. Some stuff is interactive which is fun if you have kids. I really recommend this museum. It’s also very close to the Juice Bar, so that’s a plus!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from NHATeam, Manager at Whaling Museum
Responded May 4, 2020
Thank you for your review and visit to the Whaling Museum. It is great to hear you were able to check out some of our interactive exhibits. Our neighbors are definitely a plus :)
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rks wrote a review Mar 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Thoughtful presentations about Nantucket's history. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Great view from the roof. The walking tours of the town are great.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from NHATeam, Manager at Whaling Museum
Responded May 4, 2020
Thank you for your review and visit to the Whaling Museum. Glad to hear you were able to make it up to our rooftop to enjoy the harbor and downtown views! We hope to see you again soon when we can reopen our doors.
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Brenda S. wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
It was great to see all the artifacts! Ticket Price was pretty reasonable. Art on display was nice, too! Favorite thing was the clock and the Lighthouse Glass!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from NHATeam, Manager at Whaling Museum
Responded May 4, 2020
Thank you for your review and visit to the Whaling Museum! We are so glad to hear you could enjoy all of our offerings, especially the click and Fresnel lens!
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John T M wrote a review Mar 2020
Phoenix, Arizona7 contributions
The whaling museum was one of the best sites I visited during my time on Nantucket. The cost of admission was very reasonable, the docents were knowledgeable and friendly. I like that the whaling museum covered more than just the history of whaling but also of Nantucket itself.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from NHATeam, Manager at Whaling Museum
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thank you for your review and visit to the Whaling Museum! We are so glad to hear you could enjoy all of our offerings that expand into many other topics of Nantucket history, outside of just Whaling. We hope you visit again soon!
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