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"

Artist Jarod installing the 54th Regiment mural

Artist-In-Residence Program

Join the park's Artist-In-Residence program

Image of Park Ranger with visitors

Basic Information

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

Youth Ambassador Program singing for an audience

Thursday Concerts in the Park

Variety of free musical performances in a beautiful garden setting. Limited seating is available and the public is invited to bring lawn cha

Last updated: July 14, 2017

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Mailing Address:

33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740



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