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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.

Location: 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford Massachusetts 02740 Telephone 508-997-0046

Other History nearby:
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(Newport) Astors' Beechwood Mansion and Museum
(Barrington) Barrington Town Hall
(Fall River) Battleship Cove
(Newport) Belcourt Castle
(Providence) Beneficent Congregation Church

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