Hours of Operation

Open Thursday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & by appointment
Open until 9 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month
Closed on New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission

There is currently no admission charge.  We appreciate your donations which help to support our programs, exhibits, and daily operations.

Accessibility

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is handicap accessible. Accessible parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the building with handicap entrance at rear of building.

Directions

From Providence and points West:
Follow I-195 East into Massachusetts to Exit 15, “Rte. 18 Downtown.” At the first set of lights turn right onto Elm Street. At the second intersection, turn left onto Bethel Street. The Fishing Heritage Center is half a block up on the left.

From Cape Cod and points East:
Follow I-195 West to Exit 15, “Rte. 18 Downtown.” At the first set of lights turn right onto Elm Street. At the second intersection, turn left onto Bethel Street. The Fishing Heritage Center is half a block up on the left.

From Boston and points North:
Follow Rt. 24 South to Exit 12, “Rt. 140, New Bedford.” [Depending on your area of departure you may choose I-93 South to Rt. 24; or, I-95 South to I-93 to Rt. 24; or, I-495 South to Rt. 24.] Follow Rt. 140 to Exit 2 (second ramp), “I-195 East, Cape Cod.” Follow I-195 East about 1 mile to Exit 15, “Rte. 18 Downtown.” At the first set of lights turn right onto Elm Street. At the second intersection, turn left onto Bethel Street. The Fishing Heritage Center is half a block up on the left.

Parking
Limited parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building. One hour parking is available on Bethel Street. Additional parking is available at the Elm Street Garage which is located a block and a half from the Fishing Heritage Center.