New Bedford, MA
Discover New Bedford, MA, known as “the Whaling City.” Connect with the people of the waterfront with 2 optional tours: Learn about the city’s history during an optional walking tour; or, join a tour to Lees Wharf, an authentic oyster farm. This afternoon enjoy time to stroll the cobblestone streets and view the many shops. Tonight, local fishermen introduce you to “A Fisherman’s Life.”
Optional Excursions and Activities
*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.New Bedford Whaling Museum Tour
This tour begins with a short walk from the storied docks of the harbor to the museum, located in the heart of the historic district of New Bedford. At the museum you will be guided through the world’s largest global whaling and maritime history collections, including a half-scale replica whaling ship, several rare whale skeletons, whaling implements, logbooks, and art. Discover man’s shared history with whales, from aboriginal hunters to the birth of one of the first global industries, to scientific studies and efforts to save these magnificent animals from extinction. Art lovers will appreciate the museum’s holdings which include maritime paintings and prints, and rare decorative arts from around the world, as well as scrimshaw and artifacts.