The list below includes 240 free or cheap things to do in or near Dartmouth, Massachusetts, including 102 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Farms & Ranches, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Parks.
From Demarest Lloyd State Park to Round Hill, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Dartmouth and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Newport, Fall River, Oak Bluffs and Jamestown.
A site of historical interest in Dartmouth, Round Hill is the location of renowned millionaire Edward Howland Robinson Green. The mansion is particularly large and palatial, and is located near a beach.
Slocum's River Reserve is a river reserve protecting more than 3,000 feet along Slocum's river. The preserve is populated by woodlands, agricultural fields, and pastures. Visitors can expect to find 2 miles of scenic walking trails.
Cornell Farm offers several hiking trails that extend westward from the farmstead through a pine and oak forest to the marshlands at the head of Little River. The farmland was passed down through 5 generations of the Cornell family.
51 Bedford St (Corner of Sixth St), New Bedford, MA 02740
New Bedford Fire Museum is a locally run museum. Patrons can tour the museum and view the history of the trucks, memorabilia and the building itself. Children can dress up and slide down firefighter poles.
Nestled in beautiful New Bedford, Massachusetts, the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum.. It is best visited in clement weather, when temperatures are comfortable and the flowers in the garden are in bloom. .
Ocean Explorium is a local marine science education center which offers visitors a chance to learn about oceanic life and its interaction with humans. It houses multiple acquatic exhibits and touch tanks which feature rays, sharks, jellyfish and more, coupled with many other non-living exhibits.
The New Bedford Art Museum is dedicated to the appreciation, preservation and creation of fine art. The museum's collections range from medieval manuscripts to African tribal masks, Asian watercolor paintings and a large selection of American art.