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New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Owner description: The largest museum in America devoted to the history of whaling, it houses an extensive collection of art and artifacts relating to this industry during the age of sail.Through... more Owner description: The largest museum in America devoted to the history of whaling, it houses an extensive collection of art and artifacts relating to this industry during the age of sail.Through its educational programs and activities, the Museum looks to the future by engaging children, teaching that they are part of the fabric of the community, critical to its growth, and destined to be a chapter in its history. The Museum is a forum for whale and now fishing conservation, research and symposia. Its cultural outreach extends around the world, with close ties to Japan, Portugal and the Iñupiat people at the Arctic Circle. The Museum is a compelling destination that inspires all visitors to reflect on the complex issues that shaped the past, remain critical today, and inform a sustainable future. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Owner description: New Bedford was the mid 19th century's preeminent whaling port and for a time the richest city in the world. Whaling, a leading 19th century enterprise, contributed to America's... more Owner description: New Bedford was the mid 19th century's preeminent whaling port and for a time the richest city in the world. Whaling, a leading 19th century enterprise, contributed to America's economic and political vitality. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park helps to preserve, protect, and interpret certain districts, structures, and artifacts that are associated with the history of whaling and related social, economic, and environmental themes for the benefit and inspiration of this and future generations. The park encompasses 34 acres spread over 13 city blocks and includes the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Seamen's Bethel, the schooner Ernestina, and the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum. These efforts will be undertaken in partnership with the city of New Bedford, local and regional institutions, and the Inupiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaska. Address is for the National Park Visitor Center. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; National Parks
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Seamen's Bethel
Seamen's Bethel
A historic church dedicated to sailors.
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Buttonwood Park Zoo
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Attraction type: Zoos
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Fort Taber Park
Fort Taber Park
Attraction type: Military Museums
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Brick Pizzeria Napoletana
Brick Pizzeria Napoletana
Ranked #1 of 250 Restaurants in New Bedford
Price: $9 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Freestone's City Grill
Freestone's City Grill
Ranked #2 of 250 Restaurants in New Bedford
Price: $11 - $26
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Black Whale
The Black Whale
Ranked #3 of 250 Restaurants in New Bedford
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
No Problemo
No Problemo
Ranked #4 of 250 Restaurants in New Bedford
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dnb Burgers
Dnb Burgers
Ranked #5 of 250 Restaurants in New Bedford
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Captain Haskell's Octagon House
Captain Haskell's Octagon House
$65 - $170
Ranked #2 of 3 New Bedford B&B and Inns

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Hampton Inn Fall River/Westport
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Fall River/Westport
$129 - $239
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Westport
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Hampton Inn New Bedford / Fairhaven
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn New Bedford / Fairhaven
$128 - $259
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Fairhaven
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Stone House
4.0 of 5
Stone House
$198 - $852
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Little Compton
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