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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

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33 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6222
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Newport, RI Day trip to Martha's Vineyard
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Newport, RI Day trip to Martha's Vineyard

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Enjoy a self-guided daytrip to Martha’s Vineyard! Do sightseeing, shopping, or have fresh "right-off-the-boat" seafood! We will pick you up in our comfortable, semi-private vans at your desired location in the Newport, RI area and take you to the historic seaport of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Your driver will say good-bye as you enjoy a luxurious cruise to Martha’s Vineyard on the SeaStreak Fast Ferry. The ferry glides through the waters between the islands ensuring a smooth, relaxing trip! When you arrive on the island, explore the sights that interest you at your leisure (self-guided). Follow the walking tour of Oak Bluffs including the Flying Horse Carousel, Ginger Bread Houses, and picturesque marina. Enjoy authentic New England seafood or just relax on one of the many beaches. Feeling adventurous? Take a shuttle over to the Aquinnah cliffs! At the end of the day, your driver will meet you in New Bedford for your return ride to the Newport, RI area.
$135.00 per adult
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Lou V wrote a review Feb 2020
MA23 contributions3 helpful votes
Great place to visit and learn the Massachusetts whaling history era and about New Bedford’s great Involvement in whaling history. Visit and see actual buildings used during the times of whaling, walk on cobble stone streets, listen to the stories and history of a time past, most for free or a donation.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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John W wrote a review Jan 2020
Gatesville, Texas83 contributions10 helpful votes
We went here expecting to have an overview of the American whaling industry and we found so much more. Very nice art related to the sea and whaling (especially the Dutch involvement in whaling). This is like a combination of natural history, industrial development, cultural interaction and world travel, and other aspects all rolled into one tidy package. A definite return destination. The area around has been restored, and the cobbled streets are cool.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sharon K wrote a review Dec 2019
Delmar92 contributions26 helpful votes
This is the place to begin your visit to New Bedford and its whaling history. Watch the film, enjoy the exhibits, and then wander the historic area with its cobblestones and wonderful architecture. It's like taking a trip back in time!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Wayne1112 wrote a review Dec 2019
New Bedford, Massachusetts28 contributions14 helpful votes
This area had more influence on the growth of this nation than people realize. Walk the cobblestone street and try to imagine 1830. Stop at the visitor center and don’t miss the Whaling Museum.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Global765617 wrote a review Dec 2019
Smithfield, Rhode Island94 contributions17 helpful votes
My wife and I took our six grandchildren ages 4-14 to the New Bedford whaling Museum. There was something for all ages. I would highly recommend it. If you are a veteran ask for the discount
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Date of experience: September 2019
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