“19th century’s preeminent whaling port”
New Bedford was the mid 19th century’s preeminent whaling port and for a time “the richest city in the world.” Come stroll down cobblestone streets, visit the world’s largest whaling museum, tour a whaling merchant’s home and whaleman's chapel, and walk a 19th century schooner’s decks. Walk in the footsteps of Herman Melville and Frederick Douglass and learn about a remarkable era.
Very cute little village. Just a few narrow cobblestone streets with plenty of shops, quaint cafes and the museums to visit.
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New Bedford Whaling
- Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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