• 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
Jennifer Nersesian- 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?

Liberty Hall with its 1795 bell, was an important meeting site for abolitionists in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Abraham Lincoln spoke in New Bedford on September 14, 1848, in Liberty Hall on William Street. At the time, he was a little-known congressman from Illinois plugging the election of Zachary Taylor.