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Seamen's Bethel

15 Johnny Cake Hl, New Bedford, MA 02740-6318
+1 508-992-3295
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Seaman's Bethel Live Moby Dick Experience l

Each year in early January during the Moby Dick Book reading Marathon being held at the New Bedford... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
yankeeaw
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
Great attraction and free with Whaling Museum ticket!

Don't miss this if you're going to the Whaling Museum across the street. It doesn't take long to go... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Cranky_Traveler
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Northern Virginia, USA
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A historic church dedicated to sailors.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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15 Johnny Cake Hl, New Bedford, MA 02740-6318
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"who lost their lives"
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"whaling museum"
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"piece of history"
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"historic building"
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"sobering reminder"
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"real church"
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"boarding house"
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"great attraction"
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"worth a visit"
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"an interesting place"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each year in early January during the Moby Dick Book reading Marathon being held at the New Bedford Whaling Museum the participants cross the street to the Seaman's Bethel where the Chapter 9 sermon of Moby Dick is enacted by a minister and the sermon...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Don't miss this if you're going to the Whaling Museum across the street. It doesn't take long to go through but there's some really cool stuff to see, like the ship pulpit and Herman Melville's pew.

Thank Cranky_Traveler
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Seaman's Bethel and the Mariners home have undergone major renovations and are now handicapped accessible! If you are a native and have not visited in a while well worth it. Hit it on AHA night while you also gain access to the Whaling Museum and...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

This was a site that was included free in our purchase of tickets to the Whaling Museum. It does not long at all to walk through, so take advantage of it if you bought the Museum ticket (Bethel is across the street from the Whaling...More

Thank ferogz
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Well preserved and full of history right out of Moby Dick. Look at the Seaman's home and the other whaling sights in the area as well.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

hi it was so nice to go to the wedding at this place and they do gay weddings and they are very good

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Small authentic church in this small fishing village which was once the fishing capital of New England and beyond. Several plaques on the wall in remembrance of those from New Bedford that were lost at sea. The pulpit is the bow of a ship! Must...More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The seamen's bethel is still operated as a place of worship,so there is no admission charged.The church itself is a nice timber building with lots of paintings and historical facts and artifacts displayed throughout .The pulpit looks beautiful and is modelled on the bow of...More

Thank Liam p
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

They have recently refurbished this building the boarding house next door. If you like history and are at all interested in Whaling this along with the Whaling Museum is a must stop.

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My son and his wife got married here 27 yrs.ago. Perfect place. Two years later granddaughter was christened there. They're still married and wonderful granddaughter!!

Thank Muriel H
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