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Park Ranger assisting visitors with direction of the park
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is located in downtown New Bedford, a lively urban setting of historic, stately buildings juxtaposed with contemporary art galleries and funky restaurants. The park is located within a 13-block historic district of cobblestone streets. At the heart of this district is the national park visitor center. Start your visit here to pick up a map, watch the 20-minute orientation movie, and take in the exhibits about whaling and New Bedford, “The City That Lit the World.”

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Last updated: July 12, 2016

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Mailing Address:

33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740



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