- The list below includes 233 free or cheap things to do in or near New Bedford, Massachusetts, including 106 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Parks, Religious Buildings and Bowling.
- From New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park to Fort Taber Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in New Bedford and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Newport, Fall River, Oak Bluffs and Sandwich.
Paint Nite 52 Union Street, Attleboro, MA MoreLess Info
Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.
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33 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 MoreLess Info
New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park preserves the whaling heritage of New Bedford which was a major whaling port in 19th-century. The park contains a historic landmark district, New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum among many other attractions.
New Bedford's Fort Taber Park is a popular place for military reenactments of battles that took place in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The park also includes Fort Rodman and is managed by a non-profit institution dedicated to local history.
Featuring a walking path, Coast Guard Park offers visitors views of the ocean and the various fishing vessels at the docks. The park has a Lightship Sailors Memorial to honor the lives lost in a sinking accident in 1944.
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1359 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02746 MoreLess Info
New Bedford's St. Anthony of Padua Church is a large and elaborate Roman Catholic Church. Its beautiful interior features intricate stained glass, many sculptures and soaring marble columns. See the parish website for the Mass schedule.
Established in 1903, New Bedford Whaling Museum houses one of the world's largest collection of artifacts related to the whaling industry including the world's largest whale ship model called the Lagoda as well as multiple art, science and history galleries.
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61 Wamsutta St, New Bedford, MA MoreLess Info
The New Bedford Museum of Glass celebrates the beauty and history of glass within this seaport town. The collection continues to grow and includes art glass made by the famous Mount Washington and Pairpont factories.
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.
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51 Bedford St (Corner of Sixth St), New Bedford, MA 02740 MoreLess Info
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.