Group Tours

The Museum offers reduced rates for groups of ten or more, with guided and self-guided options available. Advance reservations are required for all group visits. Please contact or call (508) 997-0046 ext. 185 for additional information or to schedule a visit.

School Groups

Please visit our Teachers Page for details on School Programs. For more information or to make a reservation, contact our Education Programs Coordinator by email or call (508) 997-0046 x185.

Our standards-based school programs in the areas of history, language arts, culture and science directly address Massachusetts Department of Education Frameworks / Common Core and are designed to offer hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities. Participate in one program and spend the morning at the Museum, or bring lunch and spend the entire day when you choose to attend one science program and one history, language arts and culture program.

We encourage you to review our science and history, language arts & culture programs. Discuss with your colleagues the program(s) that best fit your needs. Maximize your trip funds by coordinating with a fellow educator and bringing more than one class or grade.

Guided Tours (Groups)

Trained docents provide guided tours. These tours are typically 60-90 minutes, and can include one or more topics of your choice. All requests are subject to the availability of the docents.

Self-guided Tours (Groups)

Visitors may elect to explore the Museum on their own. Docents are often available to answer questions and provide direction.

Payment Policy (Groups)

Payment upon arrival is preferred. Please allow at least 5 additional minutes prior to the start of your tour for payment and processing.
By check: Checks should be made out to ODHS (Old Dartmouth Historical Society). By credit card: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover

Special Events

Please check our calendar or contact Visitor Services for the most current information on special events at the Museum.

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to welcoming your group to the New Bedford Whaling Museum.


Bus & Motorcoach Parking

Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot
532 Acushnet Ave New Bedford, MA

After dropping off passengers at the Museum, proceed to the Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot until passengers are ready to be picked up. Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot on Google Maps.

Last modified: October 25, 2017