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"

Ranger Lucy talking with visitors behind safety walls

Temporary Visitor Center

Stop by the Temporary Visitor Center

Large crowd standing in front of a ranger giving a tour

Guided Tour Options

Park staff is working to create alternative opportunities for visitors to still enjoy the park and explore the diverse park stories.

Last updated: January 27, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone:

508-996-4095

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