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

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Support Your Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park volunteer

Volunteering is just one of many ways you can support New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

How you can help?
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is a partnership park that works collaboratively with other institutions to preserve and interpret the city’s rich and diverse whaling heritage. Our park partners are actively involved in ensuring that the historic structures, streetscapes, museum objects, and archival collections associated with the park are available to our visitors today and for future generations. Together with our partners, we offer an exciting array of public programming for a wide range of audiences.

You can help New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in many different ways. You can:

Donate directly.
Anyone can give financially to the park. You can make a general donation to the park, or if you have a particular passion or interest and would like the money to go specifically toward it, you may write a letter or note indicating your particular interest (e.g. a specific park program or activity). For those donations that support a specific purpose, the park will create a dedicated account to that end.

Donations to the park should be directed to:
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
ATTN: Superintendent
33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740



Visit the National Park Foundation to learn more about how to support your national parks.

Support our Partners: Our partners play a substantial role in providing for a quality visitor experience. Click on the links below to learn more about how you can help.

New Bedford Whaling Museum

The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum

Schooner Ernestina

City of New Bedford

New Bedford Historical Society

New Bedford Port Society

Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE

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.