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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Online Games

An illustration of a young man looking out a porthole at a sperm whale from an underwater classroom.

Hunt for Knowledge

Want to learn more about whales? Hop onto our research vessel and come face to face with the world's largest animals. We need your help to tag humpback whales, right whales, and sperm whales, so we can track their activity underwater. Let's begin

 
Illustration of a whaling port with whaling vessels in the harbor

Are you ready for a whaling adventure?

A Whaling Adventure

How would you like to explore an 1800s whaling port and set sail on a whaling voyage around the world? Learn about the people and places you might have found in a whaling port and experience some of the places visited by whalemen in the 1800s? Begin
 
An illustration of a ship captain steering his vessel



Can you find all the hidden pictures? Help the ship captain find all of the tools he needs to go on a whaling voyage. Begin

Did You Know?

Fishing vessels in New Bedford harbor.

Today, New Bedford is home to the number one fishing port in the United States in terms of the dollar value of its catch.