"The town itself is perhaps the dearest place to live in, in all New England..nowhere in all America will you find more patrician-like houses, parks and gardens more opulent, than in New Bedford.all these brave houses and flowery gardens came from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. One and all, they were harpooned and dragged up hither from the bottom of the sea."
H. Melville, "Moby-Dick"
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is located near Acushnet, Carver and Fairhaven
From I-195 East or West take Exit 15 (Route 18 / Downtown).
Take exit 15 to merge onto MA-18 S toward Downtown/New Bedford
Continue straight onto MA-18
Turn right at the first set of lights, Elm St.
Turn left onto Acushnet Ave
Turn left onto William St
Destination will be on the left