New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was established by Congress in 1996 to tell the stories of whaling, the working waterfront, and the Underground Railroad. These stories are filled with people who are as fascinating as Melville’s fictional Captain Ahab who battled Moby-Dick; and include Frederick Douglass who found his freedom and his voice in New Bedford, Paul Cuffe, a sea captain and an entrepreneur who was perhaps the wealthiest black American of his time, the great American artists Albert Bierstadt, William Bradford and Albert Pinkham Ryder.

Check out the Park’s map and list of attractions

Hours of Operation: National Park Visitor Center
Wednesday -Sunday 10am -4pm 

Closed for Certain Holidays

Essential Information Station in the Garden Area; Free