Learn About Nantucket’s Whaling History

While on our Nantucket family vacation, we had the opportunity to check out the Nantucket Whaling Museum, located within walking distance from the White Elephant Residences (where we stayed).  I wasn’t sure how my kids would like it – but they actually loved it!

While not specifically a museum targeted to children, it does have kid-friendly features, including a discovery room for children where kids can dress up in old-fashioned Puritan clothing.  A family guidebook is available at the ticket counter, and kids can follow cartoon Puritan children Obidiah and Rachel to many exhibits around the museum.  There’s also a huge real skeleton of a giant sperm whale, which my kids loved.

Don’t miss taking the elevator to the top of the museum for gorgeous views of the Nantucket (and a fabulous photo opportunity too!).


Nantucket Whaling Museum
11 Broad St
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
Disclosure: We received complimentary admission for purposes of review.

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About Jodi Grundig

Jodi Grundig has loved traveling since she was a little girl. She started blogging in 2007 on her popular review site Mom's Favorite Stuff and after doing quite a bit of family traveling, decided to launch her own travel blog. Jodi resides in Massachusetts with her husband, eight-year old son, ten-year old daughter, and Havanese dog.

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