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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. The museum is home to a 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, a restored 1847 oil...more
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No visit to Nantucket would be complete without a visit to this little gem. Since having read Moby Dick a couple of years back, it was a dream of mine to visit Nantucket and the whaling museum in order to gain a greater understanding of...More
The Whaling Museum was a high point of our November visit to Nantucket. The displays are engaging and informative, and the docent presentation was very well presented. We got a good sense of the history of the island. My only regret about our visit overall...More
Absolutely interesting and a learning adventure. I expected to hear a sad story about the whaling industry and instead was told a story about the early colonial population and inhabitants, we learned so much and wished we had more time to go back and enjoy...More
What a special place ! Loved the presentation as we arrived and the exhibits. Unfortunately I was not able to stay as long as I would have liked due to ferry schedule. If I return to Nantucket this will be my first stop !