New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, New Bedford

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  • This national park is a hidden gem. Too many people fly down the highway heading east or west without stopping to experience this beautiful area of southeastern Massachusetts. The guides are well educ...  more »
  • If your heading "down the Cape" or coming back from the Cape,you must take 2-3 hours or longer to visit the New Bedford National Historic Park and the Whaling Musuem. It is less than 1 mile off the hi...  more »
  • Museum has some interesting exhibits, but the highlight of the museum is the movie. Worth a visit if in town.  more »
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  • March 17th 2018 we had our son and daughter-in-law's wedding there. At first when we heard they were having it at the whaling museum we were confused, we had no idea what to expect. The museum has a venue upstairs, what an amazing adventure that day was, the wedding was so unique, from the church across the street two cocktail our in a hall with artifacts, a ship was just incredible. The pictures from the wedding were just stunning and very unique. Everybody did an amazing job! Thank you whaling museum for memory that was pleasurable and enjoyable
  • Amazing! Tons of great history and good stuff for everyone. The way they have blended multiple buildings together with the exibits adds to the atmosphere. So glad I came back! (They were closed on Monday when I came by the first time)
  • I thought my troop of 6 year old scouts would be bored there. Boy was I wrong! They loved it. Lots of historical and environmental info. The gift shop is actually stocked with quality gifts.
  • An hour from Boston, and absolutely worth the trip. Despite what you may think of Moby Dick, this place has something for every interest and age. It’s an incredibly interdisciplinary museum. Natural history, cultural history, industrial history, maritime history, ocean science, art - and all focused around the grandest animals on earth, whales.
  • A great museum, lots of exhibits and they keep it fresh with new stuff all the time. I particularly like the new Japanese Whaling exhibit, the art work is wonderful.
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