New Bedford has a fascinating history, filled with stories of whalemen going to sea, escaped slaves seeking freedom, and connections to the sea that span for centuries. With all the stories to tell, National Park Rangers and Volunteer staffers conduct narrated walking tours of this 13-block area of cobblestone streets and whaling era buildings. Tours depart from the National Park Visitor Center, 33 William Street at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Tours last approximately one hour. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended and service animals are welcome on tours and in our facilities.
Tours are provided May 25th – June 28 (weekends) and July 6th – August 31 (daily).
If you are bringing a group of 10 or more or planning a field trip, please complete a group reservations request form by visiting www.nps.gov/nebe.