Places To Go
The New Bedford Whaling Museum
Discover the region's long-standing, historic relationship with the sea and the many cultures and people who contributed to New Bedford's dynamic past and diverse present, view remarkable exhibitions of maritime paintings, prints, decorative arts, scrimshaw and artifacts, climb aboard the world's largest ship model and much more.
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
Built in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr., this Greek Revival mansion located on a full city block of formal gardens, is the best example of the "brave houses and flowery gardens" described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick.
The Seamen's Bethel
The Working Waterfront
Come experience the waterfront in action and join us at the Working Waterfront Festival held in New Bedford every year.
Did You Know?
In 1857, at the height of whaling, there were a total of 329 whaling vessels in New Bedford's fleet, which employed roughly 10,000 men.