• 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?

Fishing vessels in New Bedford harbor.

Today, New Bedford is home to the number one fishing port in the United States in terms of the dollar value of its catch.