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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Directions

Location
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is located along Massachusetts's South Coast in historic downtown New Bedford. Located within day trip driving distance of Boston, MA (about 1 hour, 30 minutes), Cape Cod (about 30 minutes to the Bourne Bridge) and Providence, RI (about 35 minutes), the park is easy to include in your itinerary.

Park Address
33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Latitude: 41.635592 Longitude: -70.924197

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Phone
508-996-4095

Parking
Parking at the Elm Street Garage Monday - Saturday $2.00 per hour with a $12.00 maximum charge for the entire day (Free on Sunday / Holidays). The Elm Street Garage is just over a block from the Visitor Center. There is also on-street metered parking.

Elm Street Parking Garage Address
51 Elm Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Latitude: 41.636522295359356 Longitude: -70.92445135116577

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Public Transportation
Bus service is available from Boston, MA and Providence, RI to New Bedford. DATTCO provides round trip service to Boston. Peter Pan Bus Company provides round trip service to Providence. Please contact the provider directly for detailed schedules and information.

By Plane
Fly directly into New Bedford at the New Bedford Regional Airport (EWB / KEWB) which also provides transportation to the neighboring islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. The closest major airports are T. F. Green Airport (PVD / KPVD) in Providence, RI and Logan International Airport (BOS / KBOS) in Boston, MA. Visitors are encouraged to arrange for private, rental car or public transportation from major airports to New Bedford.

Distance from New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park to:
Fall River 14 miles
Newport, RI 31 miles
Providence, RI 32 miles
Plymouth 32 miles
Sandwich 33 miles
Woods Hole 44 miles
Hyannis 47 miles
Boston 59 miles
Provincetown 92 miles
 
 

From Boston and points north

  1. Route 93 South (13 miles). Highway. forks in Braintree; stay right. Sign reads: "93 South, Dedham-Providence." (3 miles).
  2. Exit 4: Route 24 South. This is a left lane exit (24 miles).
  3. Exit 12: Route 140 South (19 miles).
  4. Exit 2A: Interstate 195 East. (1.3 miles).
  5. Exit 15: Downtown - Route 18 South (1.1 miles).
  6. TURN RIGHT at lights onto Elm Street.
  7. Public parking garage two blocks on right located at 51 Elm Street.

From Cape Cod and points east

  1. Route 6 West
  2. Route 25
  3. Route I-195 West
  4. Exit 15: Downtown - Route 18 South
  5. TURN RIGHT at lights onto Elm Street.
  6. Public parking garage two blocks on right located at 51 Elm Street.

From Providence and points west

  1. Route I-95
  2. Route I-195 East
  3. Exit 15: Downtown - Route 18 South
  4. TURN RIGHT at lights onto Elm Street.
  5. Public parking garage two blocks on right located at 51 Elm Street.

Parking
Parking at the Elm Street Garage Monday - Saturday $2.00 per hour with a $12.00 maximum charge for the entire day (Free on Sunday / Holidays). The Elm Street Garage is just over a block from the Visitor Center. There is also on-street metered parking.

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