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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Management

Mission

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park helps to preserve, protect, and interpret certain districts, structures, and artifacts that are associated with the history of whaling and related social, economic, and environmental themes for the benefit and inspiration of this and future generations. These efforts will be undertaken in partnership with the city of New Bedford, local and regional institutions, and the Inupiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaska.

Park General Management Plan, 2001

Vision

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is a compelling destination that preserves and interprets the American whaling industry and its global influence through an exemplary national model of partnership and community collaboration.

Park Vision Statement developed by park staff and partners at strategic planning session, 2006





 

Did You Know?

This National Historic Landmark was built for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr. in 1834.

The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum is the only whaling mansion on its original grounds and open to the public in New England.