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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Fees & Reservations

National Park Visitor Center (Free)
Several of the park's cooperating institutions charge entrance fees. The fees must be paid at the institution and cannot be paid at the National Park Service visitor center. These institutions do not accept the America the Beautiful Annual Pass, Access Pass, or Senior Pass.

New Bedford Whaling Museum
$14.00 Adults
$12.00 Seniors
$9.00 Students
$6.00 Children (6-14)
Children 5 years of age and younger are FREE

New Bedford Whaling Museum Discounts
10% off for AAA members
$1.00 off for WGBH members
FREE admission for card-carrying Massachusetts Teachers Association members
FREE admission for card-carrying Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) members

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a private, non-profit partner institution that sets its own entrance fees. The fees must be paid at the museum's doors. Please visit their site for additional fee information.

Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
$5.00 Adults - Day
$4.00 Seniors & Students - Day
$4.00 AAA Members
$2.00 Children 3-12 - Day

The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum is a private, non-profit partner institution that sets its own entrance fees. The fees must be paid at the museum's doors. Please visit their site for additional fee information.

The Seamen's Bethel
Free (Donations Accepted)

The Seamen's Bethel is open from Memorial day through Columbus day except during private services.

Did You Know?

Whaling crew in Barrow, Alaska

To commemorate over 2,000 whaling voyages that sailed into the Arctic, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park established a partnership with the Inupiat Heritage Center located in Barrow, Alaska. More...