The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.



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The African Meeting House

29 York Street, Nantucket

Boston-Higginbotham House

27 York Street, Nantucket

Museum Hours:


April - September      

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm


October - December

Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm


January - March

Friday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm


Other days/times

By appointment

Museum Admission
Adults- $5.00

Members- Free

Children 12 and under- Free

Youth (13-17)- $3.00

Seniors 62+ $3.00

Contact us:
Museum of African American History
P.O. Box 2637
Nantucket, MA 02584-2637

An ideal location for your next event:
Make plans to visit the Meeting House and consider planning a wedding, lecture, or other special event there. The pristinely restored building accommodates 80 in comfortable pew seating.
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African Meeting House, Nantucket

Photo by Claudia Kronenberg

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