New Bedford Tour Ideas
Explore whale ecology and conservation, the dramatic story of whaling and its impact, and the maritime history of Southcoast Massachusetts at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Surrounded by cobblestone streets once strolled by Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville, the Museum is conveniently located within the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Marvel at massive whale skeletons and discover the underwater world of whales. Learn how Yankee whalers sailed the seven seas and see how famous maritime artists portrayed their voyages. See conservation of America's longest painting - now in progress. Enjoy hands-on fun in the Museum's Casa dos Botes Discovery Center, and climb aboard the world's largest ship model, the <em>Lagoda</em> – a half-scale model of a 19th century whaling vessel. Your Whaling Museum admission receipt is good for two consecutive days and includes the historic Mariners' Home, located across the street on Johnny Cake Hill.
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