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At Anchor: A Stay-at-Home Soirée
A Benefit for New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

A tremendous Thank You to all who helped make our online auction a huge success! From our sponsors to those who donated auction items or experiences and all who placed bids, the Soiree Committee and our Board, we couldn’t have done it without you! Congratulations to the winners- enjoy your catches!

The “Bounty of the SouthCoast” Coupon & Recipe Booklet is still available as long as supplies last. The book contains discount coupons to over 25 local restaurants and seafood markets, along with recipes from area chefs and fishing families. This is a tremendous value for $35. Click here to purchase yours today!

Click here for a list of our terrific auction Donors and Sponsors.

Reopening Update from the Fishing Heritage Center

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center reopened to the public on Thursday, July 9th. The Center’s hours will be Thursday- Sunday, 10:00am- 4:00pm. Visitation will be limited to 10 guests at a time, social distancing protocols will be followed, and masks will be required of guests, volunteers, and staff. Click here to read our full set of policies. Reopening is subject to change depending on local and state policies.

Additionally, the Center will offer a series of small group walking tours of downtown New Bedford and the working waterfront. These tours will provide guests an opportunity to learn about New Bedford’s history and fishing industry while being outside and socially distanced. Groups will be limited to 10 guests plus a tour guide. Click here to learn more, see a schedule of tours, and to purchase tickets.

Please contact with any questions.

We invite you to support New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc.

Supporters such as you help us preserve and present the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future, through exhibits, programs, and archives. We thank you on behalf of the children we serve, the community we engage, and the many members and visitors who benefit from your generous gift.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductable as allowed by law.



38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Located in New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives.

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