18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford Massachusetts 02740
This is one of the largest museums devoted to the history of whaling. The collection includes changing exhibits of prints, paintings, portraits, Pairpoint and New Bedford glass, logbooks, scrimshaw and a fully-equipped whaleboat, as well as humpback whale and rare Blue whale skeletons. The history of 'Moby Dick', the literary creation of Herman Melville, is the subject of a permanent exhibit. A whaling film is also shown.
Visitors can board the fully-rigged 89-foot, half-scale replica of the whaling bark 'Lagoda'. Open daily 9am-5pm; closed January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25.
Other History nearby:
(Warwick) Apponaug Village
(Newport) Astors' Beechwood Mansion and Museum
(Barrington) Barrington Town Hall
(Fall River) Battleship Cove
(Newport) Belcourt Castle
(Providence) Beneficent Congregation Church
05/23 Coming to The New Bedford area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival vernon CT April27 The festival started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut” has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival.