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New Bedford Whaling Museum

. Description: Largest museum in the US devoted to whaling.  One of the sites at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 
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How to find: 
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740

Parent Organization:
Old Dartmouth Historical Society/New Bedford Whaling Museum
Phone 508 997-0046
fax 508 997-0018
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Year round, daily --Open until 9 pm  Thursdays in summer 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5
Season   Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, NY Day
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec





As of JUL 2007  6-14 $6 with ID $9  $10  $9 10+ with reservation
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Additional Group Info:  2 weeks advance notice for group rate
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What kind of visit you can have:  Museum since 1907, this site features a fully rigged 1/2 size whaling vessel you can board, a 98 foot long mural of sperm whales, and scenes from a 1922 film which show the actual taking of a whale, as well as an orientation film, and several reconstructed rooms.
Big Events: Suggested Stay: 2 hours
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Buildings: museum
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Name Museum Store Art prints, books on whaling and scrimshaw, reproduction glass daily 9-5


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Nearby Attractions:
towns:  4 mi North Dartmouth, Bliss Corner, Fairhaven, Acushnet, South Dartmouth





New Bedford Historical Society   Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site,  
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Captain F Thatcher House 32 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth MA 02747
508 994-1418
Edgewater B&B 2 Oxford Street
Fairhaven MA 02719
508 997-5512
Ellen's B&B 74 Green St
Fairhaven  MA 02719
508 999-5059
Fairhaven Harborside Inn & Spa 1 Main Street
Farhaven MA 02719
508 990-7760
Orchard Street Manor B&B 139 Orchard Street
New Bedford MA 02740
508 984-3475
Captain Haskell's Octagon House 347 Union
New Bedford MA 02740
508 999-3933
Saltworks B&B 115 Elm Street
South Dartmouth MA 02748
508 991-5491
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Mattapoisett MA 02739
508 758-9733
Edward Buell House 25 North Street
Mattapoisett MA 02739
508 758-6054
Paquachuck Inn 2056 Main Road
Westport MA 02790
508 636-4398
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Mansion 485 County Street
New Bedford MA 02740
508 992-8294
Hampton Inn 1 Hampton Way
Fairhaven MA 02719
508 990-8500
Huttleson Motel 128 Huttleston Avenue
Fairhaven MA 02719
508 997-7655
Cupid's Bed n Bubbles 648 Brock Avenue
New Bedford MA 02744
508 991-2916
New Bedford Days Inn 500 Hathaway Road
New Bedford MA 02740
Comfort Inn 171 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth MA 02747
508 996-0800
Moby Dick Motel 671 State Road
North Dartmouth MA 02747
508 993-4440
Capri Motel 741 State Road
North Dartmouth MA 02747
508 997-7877
Dartmouth Motor Inn 571 State Road
North Dartmouth MA 02747
508 997-0008
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