New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is a National Historical Park in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and is maintained by the National Park Service of the United States. The park commemorates the heritage of the world's preeminent whaling port during the 1800s.

Created in 1996, it encompasses 34 acres (14 hectares) spread over 13 city blocks and includes a visitor center, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Seamen's Bethel, the Schooner Ernestina, and the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum.

The enabling legislation also established a legislative connection with the Inupiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaska, to commemorate the more than 2,000 whaling voyages from New Bedford to the Western Arctic.

The park had 343,468 visitors, and a budget of $625,000 in 2004.

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