Last updated: February 26, 2015
"The City that Lit the World"
Whaling, escaping, sailing the world, making a fortune--New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park invites every educator to find a place for parks in their classroom. Your students can explore whaling through lesson plans, games, field trips, online exhibits and Youth Ambassador Program (YAP!) multimedia products. Read and research the stories, places and people that put New Bedford at the center of whaling.
Calendar of Events
There's always something to do in the City that Lit the World. Check out the park's calendar of events for a listing of upcoming programs and events.Read More
Group Reservation Request Form
Please allow at least two weeks to arrange your visit. For 2014, group walking tours requests will be considered starting April 28 - October 2014.Read More
Youth Ambassador Program (YAP!)
YAP! is a collaborative program where teens communicate national park themes through hip-hop culture, live events, and social media outreach.Read More
History and Culture
The whaling industry amassed enormous wealth and caused tens of thousands of men to risk their lives in far flung seas.Read More