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New Bedford Whaling Museum

18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740 USA

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“dicover the story of the international whaling industry”

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The museum, through its collections and exhibitions, tells the story of the international whaling industry and the history more generally of the "Old Dartmouth" area, the Southcoast of Massachusetts. The Museum's 107-year history reveals an intimate relationship with the communities it serves. Motivated by civic pride and a desire to preserve the artifacts and narratives of the region, the museum was founded by the children of the progenitors of the American whaling industry. The Old Dartmouth Historical Society was established "to create and foster an interest in the history of Old Dartmouth (now the City of New Bedford, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Westport, MA). This area incorporates more than 185 square miles with a population exceeding 180,000. Today, members hail from many more communities.

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Anybody who has read Moby Dick (or started, but not finished it- I'm looking at you, Mister!) knows that our protagonist, Ishmael, begins his whaling journey in New Bedford. The whaling museum is... Read more

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The New Bedford Whaling Museum is an exceptional destination for anyone interested in maritime and whaling history. The exhibits are thoughtfully curated, providing a deep dive (pun intended) into... Read more

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So much information about whaling! Lots of interesting displays as well as a movie. It's a don't miss museum. Read more

New Bedford Whaling Museum

18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, Massachusetts
02740 USA
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