The Historic Mariner’s Home

Step into another time when you enter the Mariners’ Home in New Bedford. The New Bedford Whaling Museum has curated four exhibitions on the first floor of the Mariners’ Home that bring to life the era when the boarding house was bustling with maritime guests and tells the story of how the Mariners’ Home came to be. Highlights of the exhibition include: “Moby-Dick” and the Silver Screen, The Home of William Rotch Jr., Safe Haven, Safe Harbor, and A Working Port. From a whaling family home in the late 1700s to boarding house for fishermen, whalers and other mariners during the 19th century in the Port of New Bedford, this once-bustling home holds lifetimes of stories you won’t want to miss.