- The list below includes 285 free or cheap things to do in or near Barnstable, Massachusetts, including 87 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Fishing, Comedy Clubs and Art Museum.
- From Sturgis Library to Kalmus Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Barnstable and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Oak Bluffs, Hyannis, Dennis and Eastham.
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18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740 MoreLess Info
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.
88% 100 votes
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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396 County St, New Bedford, MA 02740 MoreLess Info
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. .