New Bedford is in Massachusetts on the southern coast. New Bedford's excellent harbor made it a natural fishing and whaling center. It was the world's premier whaling port in the nineteenth and for a time "the richest city in the world" and "the city that lit the world" because of whale oil production.
* Buttonwood Park Zoo, 425 Hawthorne St.
* Schooner Ernestina, New Bedford State Pier.
* New Bedford Art Museum, 608 Pleasant Street.
* Your Theatre, 136 Rivet St. at St. Martin's Church Hall.
New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park
* Park Visitor Center, 33 William Street. Free national park volunteer and ranger-led tours last approximately one hour and step off from here at 10:30AM, 12:30PM and 2:30PM every day in July and August.
* Waterfront Visitor Center, Wharfinger Building at Pier 3 take pedestrian overpass on Rodman St. An exhibit interprets present-day commercial fishing and the building's past as the city's seafood auction. Start your waterfront adventure here by taking a self-guided tour of the working waterfront, a harbor tour at 12PM, 2PM, or 4PM (fee) or a ferry ride to Martha's Vineyard or Cuttyhunk island (fee).
* New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill.
* The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, 396 County St.
* The Seaman's Bethel, 15 Johnny Cake Hill Rd.
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