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Picturesque views, unique shopping, and historical charm… and did we mention plenty of motor coach parking!

student groupsGet a taste for what makes this city dynamic – cultural diversity, world-renowned feasts and festivals, beaches and boating, great architecture, cobblestone streets, and home to the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park. Learn about a past filled with stories from whaling, the textile industry, a working waterfront, the Underground Railroad, Melville’s fictional Captain Ahab who battled Moby Dick, and Frederick Douglass, who found his freedom and voice in New Bedford – just to name a few.

Once home to great American artists Albert Bierstadt, William Bradford, and Albert Pinkham Ryder, the city continues its love of the arts and is ranked the #7 most artistic city in the United States (based on the number of artists per capita) by Richard Florida, the author of the “Rise of the Creative Class”.

Come see our working waterfront, America’s #1 fishing port. Our authentic New England Seaport supports a unique blend of commercial and recreational boats!

Travel down a cobblestone path. See history come to life. It’s all here in New Bedford. Get ready to explore!

Spending a couple of days in New Bedford? Download the suggested itineraries:

senior groups

2 day Sample Itinerary

3 day Sample Itinerary

2016 Late Spring / Summer Festivals and Events

June 2016 Bierstadt “Nature & National Identity” Art Exhibition