This Week in the Park

Movie poster showing characters from
"The City that Lit the World" is shown daily on the hour from 10AM to 3PM
The City That Lit the World
The City that Lit the World is the official orientation film for New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. The 22-minute movie introduces visitors to the city's role in the American whaling industry.

The movie is free of charge and shows daily at the top of every hour between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in July and August (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the rest of the year) in the Corson Maritime Learning Center theater. The theater is equipped with an induction loop and assistive listening devices for the hearing impaired, Portuguese translation, and includes a handicap accessible seating area.
A ranger with a couple of visitors in front of the park visitor center.
Ranger-led walking tour
Guided Walking Tours

Free national park tours last approximately one hour and step off from the national park visitor center. Tours take visitors through the cobblestone streets of the park and waterfront, while exploring the many stories associated with New Bedford's maritime past and present. Check in at the visitor center for times and topics.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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