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The whaling capital of the world during the mid-19C, New Bedord is still a working fishing port, its wharves today crowded with modern fishing craft rather than majestic whaling shops. Cobblestone streets lead to the waterfront, where ships' supplies and antiques are sold. New Bedford's illustrious whaling days are commemorated at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, which preserves some 70 structures and a large whaling museum atop Johnny Cake Hill within walking distance of the waterfront.
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18 Johnny Cake Hill
Interested in whaling? The museum's collections of artifacts, prints, log books and journals are among the world's finest. Paintings, scrimshaw, sailor's Valentines and more illustrate the history of whaling.
396 County St
Located within walking distance of the Whaling Museum and the historic downtown district, this Greek Revival mansion (1834, Richard Upjohn) and its sylvan grounds typify the "brave houses and flowery gardens" of New Bedford that Herman Melv..
Created in 1996, the park encompasses a 13-block area adjacent to New Bedford's waterfront and preserves some 70 structures (most of them privately owned) related to the city's whaling heyday. The park visitor center offers maps, guided tours and inf..