Visitor Information – Security, Parking and Directions

Security Screening

ALL bags are subject to a security screening at State Pier. NO backpacks, rolling bags, coolers, or containers larger than 1 liter are allowed on site.  

Handicap Accessibility
Please note: The Charles W. Morgan is the 2nd oldest historic vessel in the country, accurately restored and rigged for sailing.  As an artifact, the conditions are not as consistent as in a building or on a modern boat.  Visitors will need to cross a gangway to board the MORGAN, and the vessel is not wheelchair accessible. There may be tripping hazards, and there are steep ladders to go below deck.

 

Satellite Parking Directions

Satellite Parking is available for weekend and holiday dates ONLY. This includes Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, Friday, July 4, Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6. Parking and directions for weekdays are listed below this section.

Please note: Due to construction at Route 140 and Route 6, visitors are advised to use the following directions to avoid construction traffic at the end of Route 140.

Handicap Parking

June 28 & 29 and July 4 – 6
Handicap parking is available at New Bedford High School. Vehicles with handicap placards will be allowed to park adjacent to the shuttle bus stop.  All shuttle buses are ADA compliant. Round trip shuttle ride is $2 per person (ages 13 and older).

 

From the North
Route 24 South to Route 140 South to Exit 3 Hathaway Road.  Right at end of ramp to left onto Rockdale Avenue to left onto Durfee Street to right onto Hathaway Boulevard. 

Free parking is available in lots on both sides of Hathaway Boulevard. Shuttle stop is located in front of New Bedford High School (230 Hathaway Blvd New Bedford). Shuttle is $2 per person round trip. Children 12 and younger ride free.
 

From the West
Route 195 East to Route 140 North to Exit 3 Hathaway Road (immediate first exit off ramp).  Right at end of ramp onto Hathaway Road to left onto Rockdale Avenue to left onto Durfee Street to right onto Hathaway Boulevard. 

Free parking is available in lots on both sides of Hathaway Boulevard.  Shuttle stop is located in front of New Bedford High School (230 Hathaway Blvd New Bedford). Shuttle is $2 per person round trip. Children 12 and younger ride free.
 

From the East
Route 195 West to Route 140 North to Exit 3 Hathaway Road (immediate first exit off ramp).  Right at end of ramp onto Hathaway Road to left onto Rockdale Avenue to left onto Durfee Street to right onto Hathaway Boulevard.

Free parking is available in lots on both sides of Hathaway Boulevard.  Shuttle stop is located in front of New Bedford High School (230 Hathaway Blvd New Bedford). Shuttle is $2 per person round trip. Children 12 and younger ride free.

 

Parking and Directions for weekdays  

Monday, June 30 – Thursday, July 3

Please note: If you are visiting on the weekend or during the holiday (June 28 and 29 or July 4, 5 and 6) do not use these directions. Please use satellite parking directions listed above.

Handicap Parking

June 30 – July 3
Handicap parking is available at Whale’s Tooth parking lot (532 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford). All shuttle buses are ADA compliant. Daily parking fees apply.

 

From the North
Route 24 South to Route 140 South to Route 195 East to Exit 15 Route 18 South.
At first traffic light, turn right onto Elm Street. Parking is available at the Elm Street Garage (51 Elm Street, New Bedford), Zeiterion Garage (688 Purchase Street, New Bedford), and all street meters (quarters only).

From the West
Route 195 East to Exit 15 Route 18 South.   At first traffic light, turn right onto Elm Street. Parking is available at the Elm Street Garage (51 Elm Street, New Bedford), Zeiterion Garage (688 Purchase Street, New Bedford), and all street meters (quarters only).

From the East
Route 195 West to Exit 15 Route 18 South.   At first traffic light, turn right onto Elm Street. Parking is available at the Elm Street Garage (51 Elm Street, New Bedford), Zeiterion Garage (688 Purchase Street, New Bedford), and all street meters (quarters only).

Last modified: June 10, 2014

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