Alerts & Conditions



As the National Park Service monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health to use the latest science to guide our decision making.  Access to New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is as follows:

Open: Winter Hours: Starting April 1, 2023, the Visitor Center will open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

  • Passport Stamps are available.
  • Restrooms
  • America’s National Parks bookstore
  • Drinking Fountains

Closed: Monday & Tuesday

Masks are optional inside the Visitor Center

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, services may be limited. The CDC has offered guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. Find more information about the National Park Service’s response and operations at


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Last updated: April 24, 2023

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33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740



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