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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Our Staff & Offices

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone: (508) 996-4095
Fax: (508) 984-1250

Superintendent
Meghan Kish- Extension 6100
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Administrative Program Specialist
Michelle Spink - Extension 6101
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Preservation Specialist
Jan da Silva - Extension 6104
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Volunteer Coordinator
Emily Prigot - Extension 6105
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Chief of Interpretation and Education
Frank Barrows - Extension 6103
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Visitor Experience Specialist
Karissa DeCarlo - Extension 6108
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Did You Know?

Arrival of a party from Norfolk Virginia at League Island. Some members of this party wound up in New Bedford.

Between 1840 and 1860 some 300-700 escaped slaves were living in New Bedford. Frederick Douglass was among those who found freedom in New Bedford. He arrived in 1838 after escaping from Baltimore carrying another sailor's protection papers.