National Park Visitor Center

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Near New Bedford, Massachusetts

National Park Visitor Center does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The National Park Visitor Center is located in the heart of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Stop by for a brief orientation and pick up all of the materials you will need before setting out to explore the park, its partners and all the City of New Bedford has to offer. Due to COVID-19, the visitor center building is currently closed to the public, please visit the Outdoor Visitor Center page for operating hours:

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