• Historic buildings and the waterfront in New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my National Parks pass, Senior pass, or Golden Access pass at the park?
The National Park Visitor Center is free, however some of our partners charge fees and do not accept National Parks passes, Senior passes or Golden Access passes.

Where should I park?
The park is located in an urban center where parking is limited. Within two blocks of the National Park Visitor Center, the City of New Bedford offers several parking options both long-term and short-term. Options include a municipal parking garage, a short-term surface parking lot as well as parking meters throughout the park and city's downtown.

Where can I get my National Park passport book stamped?
You can get your official cancellation stamp at the National Park Visitor Center located at 33 William Street.

Did You Know?

Whaling crew in Barrow, Alaska

To commemorate over 2,000 whaling voyages that sailed into the Arctic, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park established a partnership with the Inupiat Heritage Center located in Barrow, Alaska. More...