THANK YOU!  Donate online or contact Sarah Budlong, Director of Development at (508) 997-0046 ext. 150 or email

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The Museum is proud to report a four star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator is America’s premier independent charity evaluator.

GuideStar 2018 Platinum

Old Dartmouth Historical Society (New Bedford Whaling Museum) is a GuideStar Platinum Participant.

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The Museum is proud to receive operating support from the Mass Cultural Council.

Make a Donation

Invest in the Museum’s future while helping us to interpret and preserve the past. 

A Spectacle in Motion Exhibitions

The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World – help us support the exhibition of this spectacular national treasure.

Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast

Support Lighting the Way as we gear up for an outstanding celebration in 2020 to mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Gifts of any size are welcome!


Join our crew! Enjoy and support our exhibits, programs and special events.

Corporate Membership

We invite local companies to partner with us to meet their marketing, philanthropic and community engagement goals.

Library Membership

Local libraries are invited to become members to receive discounted admission for their library patrons.


Support our upcoming publications, conservation projects, exhibitions and programs.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts help to build the Museum’s endowment and also have lifetime benefits for donors.

Last modified: June 7, 2018