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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts


Burn While You Learn!
Calorie counter maps are now available at the National Park Visitor Center. Learn about New Bedford's fascinating history while burning calories. Recharge your mind, body, and spirit during your visit to the whaling city. More


Park Brochures and Self-Guided Walking Maps

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Park Map and Guide

Herman Melville's New Bedford

The Underground Railroad: New Bedford


Working Waterfront Dock Walk

Calorie Counter Map

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.