Researching whaling? Trace the history of North American whaling from Native American beginnings through the early settlers, on to the rise and fall of the Yankee whaling fleets.
The village of Old Dartmouth grew into the “Whaling Capital of the World”. New Bedford transformed to an industrial manufacturing mecca.
Learn about the seafaring trades that made New Bedford into an important destination. See how the wharves were built along the city’s waterfront.
Learn about the artists and artisans who were involved locally in decorative trades. Some of America’s most famous painters lived and worked in New Bedford.
New Bedford has been a major destination for immigrants, a city shaped by the diversity of its residents.
A brief overview of some of New Bedford's great stories.
Historical milestones of Old Dartmouth and New Bedford, beginning in 1602.
Last modified: July 25, 2011