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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Operating Hours & Seasons

The National Park Visitor Center
The National Park Visitor Center located in the "Old Bank" building
NPS Photo by Tim Sylvia
 

National Park Visitor Center
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week year round
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years
(508) 996-4095

New Bedford Whaling Museum
(May-September) 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week
Until 8:00 p.m. every second Thursday of the month

(October-April) Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open on Holiday Mondays
Until 8:00 p.m. every second Thursday of the month
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years
(508) 997-0046

Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed Sundays in January, February and March)
Until 8:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month (except January)
Closed major holidays
(508) 997-1401

Seamen's Bethel
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*
Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m*
*the Bethel closes to the public while accomodating private services
Memorial Day through October 26, 2012
(508) 992-3295

Waterfront Visitor Center
Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. year round
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day

Did You Know?

Dover Street, in the heart of the National Park, during AHA! night.

Every second Thursday of the month year round from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. AHA! (Art, History, Architecture) nights enliven the national park and downtown area with exhibit openings, music, performances, and much more. Stop by the Visitor Center on an AHA! night for a schedule. FREE! More...