Adult Programs

Interpretive Walks

Maria Mitchell and the Daring Daughters of Nantucket Call 508-228-2896

Join the curator of the Mitchell House for a walking tour concerning the lives of Maria Mitchell and Nantucket’s famous and infamous women, as well as the lesser known women of our island.  Learn why whaling, Quakerism, and the isolation of an island afforded these women opportunities that women elsewhere in America at the time were not afforded.

May 7
September 17
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Members: $10
Non-members: $15

Pre-registration required. Please call 508-228-2896 to register.

A Walk with Maria Mitchell Through Nantucket Town Call 508-228-2896

A unique collaborative walking tour that brings the natural and historical world of Nantucket together in one! How would Maria have interpreted what she saw on a stroll through downtown Nantucket? Learn not only about her history and the historic buildings and landscape, but also how she would have enjoyed the natural world around them. Limited Space, reservations necessary. .

May 28
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Members: $10
Non-members: $15

Pre-registration required. Please call 508-228-2896 to register.

Early-bird Bird Walk Register

Join the MMA’s Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews, on a boutique birding experience. Birds are an important part of Nantucket’s ecosystem and the island is known as an excellent birding spot. After a brief visit to the Museum’s ornithology collection, you will head out to some of the best birding areas on the island and around town.  Tuesday trips will visit birding areas around Nantucket and have very limited space (transportation provided). Friday trips involve a stroll through town to find shore birds and backyard birds.  Data will be collected during these trips for long term research.

A limited number of excellent binoculars are available for loan.

Pre-registration required

Tuesday Trips: Program Information Page– Directions, what to bring, what to expect

Friday Trips: Program Information Page– Directions, what to bring, what to expect

Starting June 21
Field Expedition:
Tuesdays 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In town:
Fridays 8:00 AM - 10:00AM


Members: $10
Non-members: $25

Pre-registration required. Please call 508-228-9198 to register or register online.

Four Centuries Domestic Tour No Reservation

A unique collaborative walking tour with the Curator of the Mitchell House, Nantucket Preservation Trust’s Executive Director and the Nantucket Historical Association’s Education Staff that looks at the changes in domestic life over four centuries and how it shaped homes, buildings, neighborhoods, and land use.  Participants should meet at the Oldest House on Sunset Hill (tour will end on Main Street).

Saturday, September 10, 10am-12pm

Members: $10
Non-Members: $15

Special Historic Preservation Workshops

Preserving the Monuments of Our Ancestors: How to Properly Clean Historic Gravestones Call 508-228-2896

Join the curator of the Mitchell House and the Prospect Hill Cemetery Association historian for a short talk about stone monuments and their conservation.  The class will then move to the Prospect Hill Cemetery where participants will learn how to properly clean stone monuments.  Class will be hands on so wear appropriate clothes and bring protective eyewear (sunglasses will suffice).  Please Note: This class is to teach others so that they may clean their family’s stone monuments.  One must speak with the sextant of a cemetery before doing this.  One must not work on stones not belonging to their family unless it is through a special program that has been condoned by the cemetery and other officials.

Limited space, reservations necessary.

June 18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Members: $10
Non-members: $15

Please call 508-228-2896 to register.

Check the calendar for upcoming programming.