Discover the largest Whaling Museum in the world, dedicated to the global interaction of humans and whales. Located in the heart of the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park, the museum complex features five magnificent whale skeletons, a walk-on 1/2 scale ship model of the bark Lagoda and 15 galleries devoted to art, history and science.
The Cuttyhunk Ferry offers a selection of unique day trips including Seasonal seal watches, Sunset cruises, Dinner & theater cruises, and much more. You can choose to charter for almost any event such as corporate charters, cocktail parties, fundraisers, or wedding ceremonies with our full service bar and catering capabilities, the Cuttyhunk Ferry Company can make your event unique and memorable.
Come sail away with Seastreak to Martha’s Vineyard! Martha’s Vineyard offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. This island is quaint, uncommercialized and perfect for those who think that beaches should be peaceful and quiet.
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Buttonwood Park Zoo owned and operated by the City of New Bedford, features animals and 30 exhibits, including: elephants, bison, mountain lions, bears, eagles, seals, otters, and farm animals. BPZ is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and has been called “one of the finest small zoos in the United States” by that organization.
Battleship Cove harbors the largest collection of preserved US Navy ships in the world. The fleet includes five National Historic Landmarks: Battleship USS Massachusetts, Destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Submarine USS Lionfish, and PT Boats 617 and 796. Individually, each ship represents different moments in history and technical achievements; collectively, these vessels symbolize American sacrifices made in defense of our freedom.
Fort Phoenix State Reservation
Fort Phoenix State Reservation combines historic features, scenic views and a variety of recreational facilities. Minutes from downtown New Bedford, the park contains a half-mile of Buzzards Bay beachfront. Adjacent to the park is Fort Phoenix, a national landmark Fort which gives the park its name. From the ramparts remnants, one can gaze across the bay where the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought, to the rolling meadows of the Elizabeth Islands.
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
The mission of the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is to provide New Bedford and the region with performing arts programming of excellence that inspires, educates, engages and entertains. They seek to bring the community together in shared experience and imbue everything with positive energy.
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Built by shipwrights in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr., the Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House and Garden Museum epitomizes the “brave houses and flowery gardens” described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick. Greek Revival in style, it was designed by architect Richard Upjohn, a founder and first president of the American Institute or Architects.
New Bedford Art Museum
The South Coast is rich in culture, history and diversity. And rich in art! New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! is at the heart of New Bedford’s Seaport Cultural District. Located in the historic downtown, NBAM / ArtWorks! offers engaging exhibitions and outstanding educational programs for members and visitors of all ages.
What better place to have your group outing than at Southeastern New England's only Water Park, Water Wizz is most conducive to a comfortable and relaxing day. All rides are placed around a centralized area where your group can see and be part of the action. It is not necessary to go a quarter of a mile to another ride...no need to fear you'll lose half your group because of an overly expansive park. And we pride ourselves on keeping the park at a comfortable capacity for all of our guests.