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An all-access pass to Nantucket’s history

A 46-foot sperm whale skeleton at the Whaling Museum on Nantucket.

Jeff Allen

A 46-foot sperm whale skeleton at the Whaling Museum on Nantucket.

NANTUCKET — An all-access pass makes visiting the island’s historical attractions convenient and economical. Offered by the Nantucket Historical Association, the pass is good for one visit to each of its sites in 2013, including the Whaling Museum, with its 46-foot sperm whale skeleton; Old Mill; the 1686 Jethro Coffin “Oldest House” and Garden; Old Gaol; Greater Light; Fire Hose-Cart House; and Quaker Meeting House. The pass allows for multiple
reentries to the Whaling Museum during the course of one day. For example, visitors can start with a morning viewing of the Ric Burns film “Nantucket,” which chronicles the island’s history from its original Wampanoag Native American population to its international significance as the whaling capital of the world and eventual rebirth as an art and resort colony, then head out for a bite to eat at a downtown restaurant, and return in the afternoon to view this year’s exhibition, “Nantucket Legends: Foggy Facts and Fictions.” Adults $20, age 65 and over and students $18, ages 6-17 $5.  508-228-1894, www.nha.org

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