Lighting the Way to Justice Walking Tours - New Bedford Whaling Museum
A group on the Lighting the Way to Justice walking tour. The group stands listening to the two guides in front of a social justice mural downtown.

Lighting the Way to Justice Walking Tours
Every Thursday, July 7, 2022 - August 25, 2022  |  2:30pm

Introducing our Lighting the Way to Justice Walking Tours! Join educators from New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and NBWM to explore New Bedford through the stories of women who fought for Justice.

Starting July 7th, these free 1-hour tours will begin at the NBWM plaza every Thursday at 2:30pm and end at the Friends Meeting House.

On this tour, you’ll visit places that give insight into the city’s rich history and the many ways that women have worked to make the world a better place. You’ll meet activists featured on "Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast," who advocated for workers, the elderly, civil rights, women’s health, and more.

Some of the amazing women and causes participants will learn about include:
• Jane Jackson and the abolition movement
• Marie Equi and healthcare equity
• Margaret Rykebush and labor movements
• Rachel Howland and the philanthropy of the quakers


Every Thursday in July & August, 2:30 - 3:30pm


Starting location: New Bedford Whaling Museum Plaza
Ending location: Friends Meeting House at Spring and Seventh Streets

For more information on our Lighting the Way project, please click here.

Led in Partnership with the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.