New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Address:33 William St
New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone:508-996-4095
Fax:508-984-1250
Web: www.nps.gov/nebe/
Size: 34 acres.
Established: Authorized on November 12, 1996.
Location:In New Bedford, Massachusetts, 50 miles southeast of Boston and 30 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island. Accessible via I-195 (Exit 15).
Facilities:Visitor center, museum/exhibit (é).
Activities:Self-guided walks, guided tours.
Special Features:Park commemorates the heritage of the world's preeminent whaling port during the 19th century. A variety of cultural landscapes, historic buildings, museum collections, and archives preserve this history and collectively recount the stories of a remarkable era. Sites spread over 13 city blocks include the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Seamen's Bethel, the schooner Ernestina, the U.S. Customs House, and the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum.

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"She will be the first full-time site manager at the memorial and brings a great deal of creative energy as well as diverse experience from several positions she held at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, most recently serving as the acting superintendent.
Local preservation groups understood this and laid the groundwork for the creation of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in 1996.
Kennedy National Historic Site; Longfellow National Historic Site; Lowell National Historical Park; Minute Man National Historical Park; New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park; Salem Maritime National Historic Site; Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site; and Springfield Armory National Historic Site.
Ross began his career with the National Park Service in 2000 as the community planner for New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. He was promoted to deputy superintendent in 2001 and was responsible for park planning, partnership development and all phases of operations management there.

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