New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park helps to preserve, protect, and interpret certain districts, structures, and artifacts that are associated with the history of whaling and related social, economic, and environmental themes for the benefit and inspiration of this and future generations. These efforts will be undertaken in partnership with the city of New Bedford, local and regional institutions, and the Inupiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaska.

Park General Management Plan, 2001


New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is a compelling destination that preserves and interprets the American whaling industry and its global influence through an exemplary national model of partnership and community collaboration.

Park Vision Statement developed by park staff and partners at strategic planning session, 2006


Last updated: February 26, 2015

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33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740



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