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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Guided Tours

A park ranger on a walking tour in front of the historic Seamen's Bethel
Learning about Herman Melville at the Seamen's Bethel
NPS Photo
Free national park volunteer and ranger-led tours last approximately one hour and step off from the national park visitor center at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 7 days a week in July and August and by appointment year round.

Did You Know?

This National Historic Landmark was built for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr. in 1834.

The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum is the only whaling mansion on its original grounds and open to the public in New England.