New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
The Museum is the largest museum in America devoted to the history of the American whaling industry and its greatest port. Through exhibits, publications, and programs, the Museum brings to life the whaling era and the history of the local area. It houses the most extensive collection of art, artifacts, and manuscripts pertaining to American whaling in the age of sail – late eighteenth century to the early twentieth, when sailing ships dominated merchant trade and whaling. Open daily 9am-5pm; till 9pm Thurs. in the summer.