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New Bedford was the mid 19th century's preeminent whaling port and for a time the richest city in the world. Whaling, a leading 19th century enterprise, contributed to America's economic and political vitality. New Bedford Whaling National...more
The National Park Service very rarely disappoints, and this is no exception to that. This place is a great starting point to your visit to the city. For passport stamp seekers, go through the door and turn right. There are several exhibits within the building...More
This place had a bunch of free exhibits and information about the history of New Bedford in the whaling industry. I gave it a very good because we were looking for a place to eat and they brought out a whole list of menus and...More
There's so much to see and do here. There's lots of history to learn about. If you're traveling with a child, make sure to do the Junior Ranger program. This is another place where you want to make sure that you allow enough time to...More
After years of saying that I would take a walking tour, I'm so glad that I did! As an employee of a local youth development organization I had the pleasure of taking a walking tour along with a group of kids, and it was fun...More
The history of whaling told in this historic park. Some places to see are the Seaman's Bethel, the Mariner's Home and the New Bedford Whaling Museum. There is an admission fee for the museum, but well worth the cost.
We were just walking around and happened upon a guided tour with three tourists. Whoa- she was a treasure trove of local history! (Lucy Bly, a real asset to the park!)The visitors center had some excellent exhibits and a 20 minute film about the whaling...More
Great place to spend an hour or two learning about the whaling men and ships of New Bedford. Displays are content rich, the films well worth seeing, and they have (check schedule) talks in the garden with local thespians playing historical New Bedford characters. The...More