Fees & Passes


Did you know New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is one of the many free national parks in the United States? For more information on other fee free parks click the link below. Enjoy your visit!

Fee Free Parks

NOTE: Fees are collected at the other privately owned and operated sites by self-supporting associations working cooperatively with the park, including partners. These sites rely on admission fees as they do not receive federal funding for operations and therefore do not accept the National Parks Pass for admission.

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If you plan to visit other parks with an entrance fee, learn more about the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm

America The Beautiful-
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

The National Park Service offers a suite of annual and lifetime passes that provides U.S. citizens and visitors an affordable and convenient way to access Federal recreation lands. Up to 100% of the Pass program’s proceeds are used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services.

Types of Passes

All America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes listed below are issued at the national park visitor center. Please call ahead to ensure availability 508-996-4095.

Last updated: February 27, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740



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