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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  • The area was absolutely beautiful. We went to the whaling museum and we're shocked at the amount of artifacts they have on display. Everything from a boat to full on whale skeletons. Very interactive and knowledgeable staff. Would recommend for any age. And definitely a must do in the area.
  • This place was an unexpected journey for my grandsons and us adults too! Three levels of amazing history, a theatre showing old footage and new and a whole floor with an actual whaling ship for the kids to climb on The artifacts are amazing and the look into New Bedford and the Azores connection was quite impressive. It does cost 12.95 for adults and 10 for kids so bring the credit cards. Usually your pass is good for 2 days!
  • A very good place! To dine and unwin!! Great food! Great drinks! Live band! And trivia night! You can take a tour of the brewery! Before or after ya festivities! Hope! You come down! And let us take care ya needs God bless!!
  • We went here for a school field trip. We had a very nice time, and the your guides were lovely. Overall a great trip, and very interesting place to go to
  • Amazing exhibits with a wealth of historical knowledge! Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable and the gift shop was cute.

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