The City That Lit The World

"The town itself is perhaps the dearest place to live in, in all New England..nowhere in all America will you find more patrician-like houses, parks and gardens more opulent, than in New Bedford…all these brave houses and flowery gardens came from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. One and all, they were harpooned and dragged up hither from the bottom of the sea."

H. Melville, "Moby-Dick"

Colorful cover of the Junior Ranger e-book

Journey Through New Bedford e-book!

The time has arrived for the reveal of the new Junior Ranger e-book! Click here to begin your adventure through New Bedford's past.

Portrait of Artist-In-Residence: Dan Borelli

Artist-In-Residence: Dan Borelli

Stop by the park to see the new Artist-in-Residence Dan Borelli from April 1 - June 30

Last updated: April 20, 2019

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33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740



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