Spermaceti is a substance derived from whales that was once used to make candles. This converted 1846 candle factory is now ... More
Spermaceti is a substance derived from whales that was once used to make candles. This converted 1846 candle factory is now home to Nantucket's whaling history - and excursion not to be missed. It features a tremendous collection of artifacts including the skeleton of a 46-foot sperm whale, the 16-foot glass prism from Sankaty Head Light, portraits of sea captains, and a large scrimshaw collection. You can buy a separate ticket for the Whaling Museum or get a combination ticket for the other historic sites around the island. Come the holidays, the museum hosts the magical Festival of Trees . Opens daily at 10 am.
There was a wealth of nautical items--it was the BEST!
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 6/16/07
There was a wealth of nautical items--so many we were on overload! The scrimshaw and Nantucket Lightship basket collections were magnificant!!! The museum was very well organized and plenty of room to walk through the galleries. It's a truly "Not to be missed museum."
Maria Mitchell was the first female professor of astronomy in the United States. The association which bears her name works
to bring the message of science to the people of Nantucket, including children. Summer children's classes include: Art & ...
This is a beach with a bit of everything within walking distance from Town. There are lifeguards, restrooms, and a
concession stand with food and drinks and public phones. Being on the Nantucket Sound, the surf is mild and ...
Luxury guesthouse with two great locations in the Historic District of Nantucket Town: first at 8 North Water Street next
to the Whaling Museum and Yacht Club; second location, named after its address 4 Step Lane is 5 houses ...
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