Visitor Centers

National Park Visitor Center

The National Park Visitor Center is located in the heart of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Stop by for a brief orientation and pick up all of the materials you will need before setting out to explore the park, its partners and all the City of New Bedford has to offer.

Operating Hours & Seasons

33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
7 days a week year around
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years Day

Waterfront Visitor Center

On New Bedford’s waterfront you can walk about an active commercial fishing port. The exhibits in the City of New Bedford’s Waterfront Visitor Center (Wharfinger Building) engage you in present-day commercial fishing, while outdoor displays at the water’s edge offer glimpses into New Bedford’s maritime past.

Operating Hours & Seasons
New Bedford, MA 02740
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday, Labor Day - late March.
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday, Memorial Day - Labor Day.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday.
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