your be surprice of the most beautiful ocean animal in this place nothing like it is my first time there and i loved it.
I have been going to the NBWM since I was a child when it just had one building, now with all the additions, the whale carcases and historical exhibits this is indeed the best museum on Whaling I have ever visited. It is New Bedford's premium attraction and it is a must see if you are in the area.
Lots of great exhibits. Excellent junior ranger program for the kids. Great walking tour around historic district. The amount of money made, spent and lost in the city is amazing! Spend some time here and absorb it all. This was once THE PLACE for whaling.
lots too see about the history of whaling. I do recommend taking advantage of a guide, who adds much to the event.
Walk the cobblestone streets, see the historic architecture,visit the Whaling Museum, The Arthur Moniz Gallery, The Visitors Center and the shops and restaurants.
Ok, I must admit I'm not into the whole whaling history scene.(yes there is one). I did really enjoy this museum. If you live in the Southcoast region some of our local librarys have discount passes you can sign out for you visit.
I'm a proud native so consider the source - but New Bedford is about so much more than Moby Dick and killing whales (whose oil lit the world at the time, but I digress). It was a welcoming place for escaped slaves and other free Blacks looking to make their way in this world, thanks to a thriving Quaker community.... More
There is a interesting movie and exhibits. The Park Rangers were very helpful in assisting us to plan our visit. There are great walking tours of the National Park area and the historic districts west of the Park.
The whalers are long gone but their spirit lives in this historic quarter where if you listen you can hear the hoof sounds of horses on the cobblestone streets. Here Herman Melville learned the details of an industry tha t led to his writing the great American classic Moby Dick. Here Frederic Douglas found his voice to lead the cry... More
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