Discovering the Whaling Town of New Bedford

Day One:

1ROTCH-JONES-DUFF HOUSE & GARDEN
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden was built by shipwrights in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr. The house epitomizes the ”braves houses and flowery gardens” described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick.
2THE WHALING MUSEUM
The New Bedford Whaling Museum tells the story of the international whaling industry and the history of the towns along the south coast of MA. The museum contains over 750,000 items, including 3,000 pieces of scrimshaw.
3NEW BEDFORD MUSEUM OF GLASS
The New Bedford Museum of Glass is home to a wide collection of glass from ancient Mediterranean unguent bottles to designs by contemporary artists like Dale Chihuly.

Day Two:

4WHALING CITY EXPEDITIONS
The Whaling City Expeditions provides harbor tours of New Bedford. This is a seaport where people have gone to sea for 250 years.
5LUNCH AT SPICY LIME
Spicy Lime serves authentic Thai with West Coast influences, using local New Bedford ingredients.
6NEW BEDFORD WHALING NATIONAL PARK
The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park commemorates the heritage of the world’s preeminent whaling port during the nineteenth century. The Park encompasses 34 acres dispersed over 13 blocks.
7BUTTONWOOD PARK ZOO
The Buttonwood Park Zoo is a 10-acre zoo in the center of Buttonwood Park and one of the finest small zoos in the United States.
8DINNER AT CORK WINE BAR AND TAPAS
Cork Wine and Tapas highlights the city’s love affair with the sea in an eclectic style. Complimentary valet provided.