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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

For Kids

Junior Rangers on a scavenger hunt with a park ranger

Junior Rangers on a scavenger hunt with a park ranger

Be a Junior Ranger!
Pick up your free Junior Ranger activity booklet at the park visitor center or download and print a copy right now. You can complete many of the bonus activities from home, but you will need to complete all of the "Ranger Activities" to earn your Junior Ranger badge. Do you have what it takes to become a Junior Ranger?
 
Click here to download the park's junior ranger activity booklet

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Did You Know?

Arrival of a party from Norfolk Virginia at League Island. Some members of this party wound up in New Bedford.

Between 1840 and 1860 some 300-700 escaped slaves were living in New Bedford. Frederick Douglass was among those who found freedom in New Bedford. He arrived in 1838 after escaping from Baltimore carrying another sailor's protection papers.