Monday, September 28, 2009

New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

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On our way to Rhode Island, we spot the National Park Service sign for New Bedford Whaling. Since we planned a visit anyway, we cancelled Rhode Island today, and make the turnoff for New Bedford.

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

Although the NPS Visitor Center is interesting, the New Bedford Whaling Museum is world class. We spend hours here, watching an excellent movie and then visiting all the displays.

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

According to the NPS, this museum is the largest and most outstanding museum of American whaling and maritime history in the world. Exhibits include the 89 foot Lagoda, a half scale replica of a square-rigged whaling bark and rare whale skeletons.

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

Also displayed are cultural artifacts, rare antiquities, scrimshaw and logbooks, and interspersed are displays of fine and decorative arts.

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

From New Bedford, MA Whaling Museum

There is so much to see, we need a break to get something to eat, and then return. New Bedford is a charming town with many historical and beautifully preserved homes, cobblestone streets, and amazing history. The last pictures shows a views from the upstairs deck.

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For further information: New Bedford Whaling Musuem 508.997.0046;
New Bedford Whaling NHP 508.996.4095; Downtown New Bedford 508.990.2777

1 comment:

Eva Gallant said...

Thank you so much for sharing this interesting post. The whale skeleton is awesome.