Old Dartmouth Historical Society


18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, Massachusetts    02740-6398
(508) 997-0046

      In its 90th year, the New Bedford Whaling Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world. Telling the story of American whaling and its renowned whaling port, the Museum's exhibits include the 89-foot half-scale model of the whaling bark Lagoda, largest ship model in the world, a 35' skeleton of a young humpback whale, and the 98-foot mural of sperm whales by noted marine artist Richard Ellis.

      The Museum is located on Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of New Bedford's historic district. For more information about admission prices, exhibits, hours, etc., please visit the museum's web site - www.whalingmuseum.org