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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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September 02, 2014
1850s ladies share recipes for AHA night
Ruth and Abby share recipes on AHA! night

August 28, 2014
Story Hour to return to the park
Story hour with Jackson Gillman returns to the park on Friday mornings

August 22, 2014
Sharks Come Cruisin to play Sea Shantey Punk concert
Sharks Come Cruisin' play Thursday concert series in the park garden

August 19, 2014
Native American Music in Park Garden
Nettukkusqk Singers offer concert of Native American songs in park garden, as part of Thursday evening concert series.

August 12, 2014
AHA night to feature 1850s ladies and music
AHA! night: Ruth and Abby, the park's 1850s ladies offer a garden party at Custom House Square; maritime music in the park garden

August 07, 2014
Deb Cowan sings maritime ballads in garden
Debra Cowan to play maritime ballads in park garden; Thurs. evening concert series

Did You Know?

Whaling vessels in New Bedford harbor

In 1857, at the height of whaling, there were a total of 329 whaling vessels in New Bedford's fleet, which employed roughly 10,000 men.