Area Info

Directions

From Points South:
Take Route 140 South to Exit 2E (195 East) to New Bedford. Get off at Exit 15 Downtown (Route 18 South). Work your way to the right lane. Take the Downtown Exit to Elm St. Limited Free Parking in the Elm St. Garage.

From Boston and Points North:
Take the southeast expressway towards Quincy and Braintree. Get on Route 128 North to Route 24 South. This is a tricky turn-off that occurs on the left side of the highway. When you reach Taunton, (Silver City Galleria Mall exit) take Route 140 South, to Exit 2E (195 East). Get off at Exit 15 Downtown (Route 18 South). Take the Downtown Exit to Elm St. Limited Free Parking in the Elm St. Garage.

From Cape Cod:
Take Route 195 West toward New Bedford. Get off at Exit 15 Downtown (Route 18 South). Take the Downtown Exit to Elm St. Limited Free Parking in the Elm St. Garage.

Parking

Elm Street Garage
51 Elm Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Zeiterion Theater Parking Garage
684 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Whales Tooth Parking Lot
532 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford, MA 02740


(Whales Tooth Parking Lot Shuttle Service to and from the YMCA 8AM-3PM)

Visitor Centers

New Bedford Waterfront Visitor Center
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Located on Fisherman’s Wharf in the heart New Bedford’s working waterfront. Please drop in and browse a wide assortment of information about the New Bedford area’s many historical and cultural attractions.

Directions

Take I-195 to Exit 15 (Route 18 South – Downtown). At the second traffic light, take a LEFT (be in the left lane). Take a sharp LEFT onto MacArthur Drive. Take your next RIGHT onto Fisherman’s Wharf (old City Pier #3). We’ll have our code flags hoisted in your honor!

National Park’s Visitor Center
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The National Park’s Visitor Center is located in the historic district of downtown New Bedford. Rangers and volunteer staff are on hand to help you find your way around. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.nps.gov/nebe/.

Directions

Take I-195 to Exit 15 (Route 18 South – Downtown). At the traffic light, turn RIGHT. Proceed 500 feet up Elm Street. The city’s Elm Street Parking Garage is on your RIGHT. Vehicle height limit: 6’3″. Parking is also available at the Custom House Square Parking Lot. The National Park Visitor Center is located diagonally across the street from the Custom House.

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New Bedford Tourism

Hotels and B&B's

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Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites
185 MacArthur Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02740
774-634-2000

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Davenport House Bed & Breakfast
124 Cottage Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-999-1177

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New Bedford Inn & Suites
500 Hathaway Road
New Bedford, MA 02745
508-997-1231

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Melville House B & B
100 Madison Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-990-1566

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The Octagon House
347 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-999-3933

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Wayfarer Bed & Breakfast
65 East Clinton Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508-994-8881

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Hampton Inn
53 Old Bedford Road
Westport, MA 02790
508-675-8500

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Seaport Inn & Marina
110 Middle Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719
508-997-1281

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Residence Inn by Marriott
181 Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
508-984-5858

HI-FairhavenHampton Inn New Bedford/Fairhaven
1 Hampton Way
Fairhaven, MA 02719
508-990-8500
Hampton Inn New Bedford/Fairhaven is offering a Race Day Shuttle for guests who are running the New Bedford Half Marathon.