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Whaling Museum

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Address: 15 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3502
Phone Number: +1 508-228-1894
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The history of Nantucket's whaling industry and artifacts are exhibited at...

The history of Nantucket's whaling industry and artifacts are exhibited at this museum.

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Whaling Museum

Definitely a must when you are on the island no question and easy to get to. The Wave Nantucket Bus Service is fantastic recommend the 3 days or 7 days pass then don't need to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Murph Y
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Poplarville, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went here because of the great reviews and was disappointed. It was ok, but I've been to better Whaling museums. One good thing is that admission also got you into other attractions, but we didn't know that in advance and it was late when we got there, so we couldn't take advantage of this feature.

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely a must when you are on the island no question and easy to get to. The Wave Nantucket Bus Service is fantastic recommend the 3 days or 7 days pass then don't need to worry about correct change all the time and good value.

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Thank Murph Y
Greenwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Learn the story of the island & its people. A great museum capturing Nantucket's past of bravery and survival.

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Thank mariahN8297PX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As Nantucket's roots were in whaling it was quite interesting to know the history. Worth a visit at least once and you can sit at the roof to enjoy views.

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Thank Sadia B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great stop for a morning (particularly a rainy one). It has great artifacts and very interesting pieces of information.

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Thank Jesse D
Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visit this museum more than once and take all the walking tours. This is a gem. All the talks or lectures are spectacular. Don't wait until your last day AND read "In the Heart of the Sea" while on Nantucket.

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Thank TravelingBruin
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is must do on Nantucket. For one ticket you can explore all island. Oldest house, old jail, old mill are just same of them. Don't be lazy, walk around the island.

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located in town center, the Whaling Museum provides a good glimpse into Nantucket's history. Nice view of Nantucket from the roof top. Interesting exhibits and very friendly staff. Go for ice cream across the street when you wrap up your visit.

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Thank Da_Igdude
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My son wanted to see the island. We are Cape Cod locals. Hopped a high speed ferry for a day trip. Had 1 hour left before they where to close. Got so much taken in at the museum that we both would have been happy with more time spent there. A ton of stuff that takes you back in time.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historic museum, especially for first timers. Nice children's section where they can dress up in period clothing. Great exhibits and good informative films.

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