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Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was established by Congress in 1996 to help preserve and interpret America’s nineteenth century whaling industry. The park, which encompasses a 13-block National Historic Landmark District, is the only National Park Service area addressing the history of the whaling industry and its influence on the economic, social, and environmental history of the United States. The visitor center is wheelchair-accessible, and is free of charge. For more information, call the visitor center at 508-996-4095, go to www.nps.gov/nebe or visit the park’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP. Everyone finds their park in a different way. Discover yours at FindYourPark.com
Roger Williams National Memorial, established by Congress in 1965, commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island who was a champion of the ideals of religious freedom and liberty of conscience. The memorial’s visitor center is located at 282 North Main Street in downtown Providence, and is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call the visitor center at 401-521-7266, or visit www.nps.gov/rowi or follow the park on Facebook.
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