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"

Marsha P. Johnson wearing a bright floral crown.

Documentary on Marsha P. Johnson

Screening of The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson on November 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the park visitor center.

Flyer for the first artist in residence Amy Araujo

Artist-In-Residence - Amy Araujo

Want to learn how to draw? If so, starting November 11, Amy will host figure drawing classes every Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

Young girl painting pictures in the Whales Tales & Sails Story Hour

Whales, Tales, and Sails Story Hour

Join Jackson Gillman, the park's professional storyteller for Whales, Tales, and Sails on Fridays at 10:00 AM

Image of Park Ranger with visitors

Basic Information

Click to here to discover some of the basic information about the park.

Cover image of the Junior Ranger Book

Be a Junior Ranger

Pick up your free Junior Ranger booklet at the National Park Visitor Center or click and print a copy right now.

Last updated: November 9, 2017

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33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740



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