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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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April 10, 2014
April vacation activities at National Park
April vacation activities in preparation for the visit of whaleship Charles W Morgan this summer

April 05, 2014
Dock U Mentaries offers two films in April
Dock U Mentaries film series April 2014

April 05, 2014
Dont Throw It Away with the 1850s Ladies
Ruth and Abby offer recycling ideas on April AHA! night

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.