Tour Historic New Bedford

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Date(s) - Sep 15, 2019
11:15 am - 4:00 pm

National Park Service


After Sunday Service participants will carpool to the New Bedford National Park Service building. After a quick lunch, Susan McCourt will give a short talk on the history of New Bedford. She will point out locations on the waterfront, city hall and mansions describing the city as it has grown north with the mills, industrial park, and neighborhoods. (This will require very little walking.)

Then she will lead a half-mile walk downtown showing the mariners’ home, Seamen’s Bethel, the Customs House, the waterfront Whaling museums. Some may wish to leave the tour here and devote their time to one or more of these. (Anyone can leave the tour at any time.)

Others can follow her for another mile to see abolitionist sights and mansions such as the Unitarian Church, the Quaker Meetinghouse, the Johnson House (where Frederick Douglas and others lived).