Waterfront Visitor Center

The City of New Bedford’s Waterfront Visitor Center (Wharfinger Building) is located on Pier 3 of an active commercial fishing port. The building houses National Park Service exhibits that engage you in present-day commercial fishing, while outdoor displays at the water’s edge offer glimpses into New Bedford’s maritime past.

Operating Hours & Seasons:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday year round
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday & Sunday Memorial Day – Labor Day
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Saturday & Sunday Labor Day – Columbus Day
Closed Saturdays & Sundays Columbus Day – June
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years Day