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Sightseeing and landmarks in Buzzards Bay

History museums

History Museum
“New Bedford Whaling Museum is located in the heart of downtown New Bedford. Learn history of the international whaling industry and the light of New Bedford.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The Park & Historic District embody the cultural resources of New Bedford, the whaling capital of the world leading up to the Civil War. The whaling merchants of New Bedford operated a complex business network of finance, shipbuilding, barrel making, insurance, ship supply, and rope and sail making. The sponsors and agents of the ships earned huge profits and for a time and New Bedford was considered to be the "richest city in the world." Today, the Park includes many structures exemplifying the Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian styles of architecture; museums, historical exhibits, and records. which convey the importance, diversity, and financial power of the whaling era”
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“Newly refurbished and expanded, with basement exhibits/play area for the kids. See a replica of a whaling ship or a whale skeleton and artifacts from the ships that sailed the world for years on end.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Viewpoint
“BEAUTIFUL place to hike and view the scenic beach area. Short, easy hike to a viewing area that can be very windy depending on the day. Great place to stop if you're in the area, parking can be a bit tricky if it's busy. I've only been in the off season so not sure what it's like in the summer. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Rent kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards or go on a group tour on the river. So fun! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“In Quissett, a spectacular village. The Know is a unique spot with unique views.”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Beach
“Must visit history- plus incredible location. Walk out on the hurricane barrier jetty”
  • 11 locals recommend
Historic Site
“National Historic Landmark and gift of the Republic of Cape Verde, Schooner Ernestina is the official vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Launched in Essex in 1894 as the Effie M. Morrissey, she sailed as a Grand Banks fishing schooner, far-north Arctic explorer and trans-Atlantic Cape Verdean packet.”
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Library
“Find the Lilly Building and in the basement there are bulletin boards. There's an MBL Club Exhibit Center that will list activities.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
“Lots of short trails some along the water on the gorgeous stretch of earth.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Great place to browse books and check out bulletin boards. They have a full program of events for all ages.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“One of the beautiful, historic buildings in Fairhaven, and also the local library. Check it out for the architecture.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“The main library in New Bedford, MA, has significant historical holdings including the third largest collection worldwide of American Whaling materials, early 19th century Quaker materials, and an extensive genealogy collection. Portuguese language materials are available at the Casa da Saudade branch and Spanish language materials are available at the Howland Green branch.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
  • 1 local recommends