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Nantucket Whaling Museum

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The Nantucket Whaling Museum features an astounding 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, a rooftop observation deck, and a fully restored candle factory. Learn about the connection between whaling and candle-making at this unique museum while also immersing yourself in Nantucket's storied whaling past. Enjoy portraits of prominent industry figures, a beautiful scrimshaw collection, and artifacts from the whaling era. In 2008, the Whaling Museum received accreditation from the American Association of Museums, an honor bestowed upon fewer than one of every twenty-two museums in the country.

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sightseeing