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New Bedford Waterfront Visitors Center

52 Fishermans Wharf, New Bedford, MA 02740-7261
+1 508-979-1745
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GOOD RESOURCE FOR TRAVELERS

The New Bedford Waterfront Visitors Center was located across from part of the downtown in a scenic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maurene_K
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Dover, New Hampshire
Great place to start

Started our entire Bedford visitation with a trip to the center both an excellent movie... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lowell B
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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1 week ago
“GOOD RESOURCE FOR TRAVELERS”
30 Aug 2017
“Small, but Informative and Friendly”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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52 Fishermans Wharf, New Bedford, MA 02740-7261
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+1 508-979-1745
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The New Bedford Waterfront Visitors Center was located across from part of the downtown in a scenic setting on Pier 3, the main modern-day commercial fishing wharf. During our visit, we got to see New Bedford's working waterfront. Although it was of modest size, it...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started our entire Bedford visitation with a trip to the center both an excellent movie knowledgeable guides and some very interesting displays make it your first time

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Dagny A, Manager at New Bedford Waterfront Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting New Bedford, our Visitor Center on Pier 3 and complimenting our staff & services. We hope you enjoyed your visit and visit again soon.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The center is small but the people are very informative. If they don't have the brochures they will give you the sites where to search for information. Very scenic that you can walk a little of the pier and take some lovely pictures also stop...More

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Dagny A, Manager at New Bedford Waterfront Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for visiting New Bedford, our Visitor Center on Pier 3 and complimenting our staff & services. We are very fortunate to have a working waterfront where residents and visitors can walk along the piers. We are also pleased that you took a scenic...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Interesting history on the port, its importance to New Bedford, the variety of ships there and what they do. Also, as mentioned by other, there are a host of brochures regarding the surrounding area. Helpful staff. And a public restroom. If you have never been...More

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Dagny A, Manager at New Bedford Waterfront Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for visiting New Bedford, our Visitor Center on Pier 3 and complimenting our staff & services. Please visit our website via Destination New Bedford for more information on the port, history, arts & culture and so much more.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Free information of New Bedford and the surrounding area. Lots of brochures as well as ideas of activities to enjoy while in town

Thank Rita S
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Dagny A, Manager at New Bedford Waterfront Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for visiting New Bedford and our Visitor Center on Pier 3. Please visit our website via Destination New Bedford for more activities and so much more!

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Don't know why this building even exists..it is off the neaten path and there is nothing but a few pamphlets in it. Skip it and go to the National Park visitors Center a few blocks away instead..More

Thank Seth G
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Dagny A, Manager at New Bedford Waterfront Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Hi Seth, The Visitor Center on the working waterfront is staffed with Visitor Ambassador's Memorial Day - Labor Day including National Park Rangers on weekends, additional programming, events on the Pier, video, lectures, tours and increased Visitor Services are offered during that time. We hope...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Stopped by the visitors center and found everyone helpful and the experience very informative. New Bedford, seems to be a city with a very rich history.

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Dagny A, Manager at New Bedford Waterfront Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for visiting New Bedford and our Visitor Center on Pier 3. Please visit our website via Destination New Bedford for more history, arts & culture, events, festivals and so much more!

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Faitrly small center but they do have interesting info on New Bedford waterfront and particularly the fishing industry. Also show a short film on whaling.

1  Thank GeorgiaLucy41
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Dagny A, Manager at New Bedford Waterfront Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you for visiting, we hope you enjoyed your visit to New Bedford.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

This visitor center is much more limited in hours open and displays than the Whaling NHP. It is at Pier 3.

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Dagny A, Manager at New Bedford Waterfront Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you for visiting New Bedford and our Visitor Center, we appreciate your feedback and hope you visit again soon.

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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Very knowledgable. We found about all we needed to. Lovely ladies working there! Pamphlets of attractions! We wanted to take a ride on the harbor cruise and got all the info we needed!

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Dagny A, Manager at New Bedford Waterfront Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you for visiting New Bedford and our visitor center, we appreciate your feedback, please visit again soon.

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Wayne G
25 September 2016|
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Response from Dagny A | Property representative |
The Waterfront Visitors Center is open Memorial Day thru Labor Day - 7 days a week, after Labor Day, we are open Monday -Friday 8am - 4pm, closed Saturday & Sunday. The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Visitors... More
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