Founded in 1830, servicing maritime community. Still functions for services. I went to a charming christening there. This city was the largest whaling capital at one time, still rich with history... architecture.... neat boutiques, touristy shops and local flavor. All walking distance in downtown!
Moved to New England 3 years ago- lots of visitors and this is our go to place for a New Bedford introduction. The video is great and who hasn't seen Moby Dick?
I knew that I had lost a great grandfather to the see. My wife and I found the record of Mike Smith lost in the 30's while fishing out of New Bedford Harbor. Very interesting. i believe it is undergoing a renovation now.
Ever since seeing the film Moby Dick I had an image of this chapel and when I had an opportunity to visit it I had to go. It is just across the road from the Whaling Museum on the wonderfully named Johnny Cake Hill, in the Historic District so it is not difficult to find. It was originally built in... 更多
This was a great place to visit, and we will go again, I am sure. However, when we visited, is was a rather warm day (high 80s) and the greeter pretty much insisted that we wait in the (hot and stale) foyer for a few minutes for others to arrive so that she could orally share the story of the... 更多
We came here as part of our visit to New Bedford. The whole idea of the Seamen's Bethel was very interesting - some spiritual solace before going to sea and also while dealing with the bright lights of town. The person whom we met as a docent was really nice. His family had been "involved in the sea" for generations... 更多
We typically make this one of the stops on the 50 cent tour of New Bedford. We several times a year have friends visit from out of state or another country and they often ask to see the church depicted in the Moby Dick movie.