Visit Historic New Bedford!
New Bedford is an historic seaport city located on the shores of beautiful Buzzards Bay. New Bedford has many wonderful area attractions including the century — old New Bedford Whaling Museum. The museum houses the world's largest collection of whaling artifacts, including a ship model so large, you can climb aboard.
Adjacent to the waterfront is the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, which occupies 13-blocks. The city, steeped in history, also offers fascinating whaling-era mansions including the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, circa 1834.
Another downtown attraction is the Zeiterion Theatre, a meticulously restored Vaudeville era theatre. Buttonwood Zoo, in Buttonwood Park, is another historic attraction. It is newly expanded and features "Berkshires to the Sea," a natural history journey of richly diverse wildlife and habitat that spans from the Berkshire Mountains to Buzzards Bay.
While New Bedford is a city rooted in history, it also offers many modern day attractions including small shops and galleries. Many restaurants feature New Bedford's legendary seafood and Portuguese cuisine.
Visit these Web sites to learn more about New Bedford and the surrounding area:
The New Bedford Chamber of Commerce: www.newbedfordchamber.com
Southeastern Massachusetts Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.bristol-county.org
New Bedford Whaling Museum: www.whalingmuseum.org
Downtown New Bedford: www.downtownnb.org