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Our members…

provide vital operating support. 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.

Your Membership Supports:

  • Exhibits
  • Public programs
  • School Programs and a Free Summer Camp
  • Walking tours of the working waterfront
  • Community oral history projects
  • An archive of fishing community history
  • Meeting space for the fishing community

We invite you to become a member of New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center!

Help us to preserve and present the story of the fishing industry past, present and future.

Membership Benefits:


  • Free admission to the Center (up to 6 people)
  • 10% discount at museum store
  • Free or discounted tickets to Center programs
  • Invitations to member events
  • Monthly e-newsletter & biannual printed newsletter

Starting at the Friend Level ($100) and up, receive reciprocal free admission to participating Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) with CAMM member card.

Starting at the Patron Level ($250) and up, also receive four (4) complimentary one-day-use free admission passes to the Center!


  • Student/Senior – $25
  • Individual – $35
  • Family – $50
  • Friend – $100
  • Patron – $250
  • Sustainer – $500
  • Benefactor – $1,000+

Join now!

To become a member, please use THIS LINK to complete the process online. If you would prefer to pay by check, click HERE to access a printable Individual Membership application. Print and mail the completed form with your check.

If your fishing vessel or business would like to support the Center with a membership, please click VESSEL MEMBERSHIP or CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP.  Print and mail the completed form with your check.

Thank you for your support!

Any new individual membership of $100+ receives this limited edition hat or Finest Kind DVD!

Not ready to be a member, but still want to support? Donate!

Are you a fisherman, Captain, or vessel owner? Do you manage a local business?

Download the Corporate Membership form

Download the Vessel membership form

Contact us to learn more about how to support New Bedford Fishing  Heritage Center with a vessel or corporate membership. | 508-993-8894

See a list of our current Corporate Supporters here

See a list of our current Vessel Members here

Learn more about what we do

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AHA! Night: The Life and Legacy of Arthur Moniz

AHA! Night: The Life and Legacy of Arthur Moniz November 10, 2022 • 6 PM…

Front & Centre Holiday Market

Front & Centre Holiday Market November 27, 2022 •11-4 PM • FHC, 38 Bethel St,…

Concert: Rum-Soaked Crooks

Concert: The Rum Soaked Crooks Thursday, November 17, 2022 • 7 PM • Free for…

Modelmaking Demonstration: Captain Alan Curtis

Saturday, October 29, 2022 | 1-3 PM | Free Modelmaking Demonstration: Captain Alan Curtis A…

dNB’s Fall Fest

        October 22, 2022 | 2-5 PM | Free | rain date October…

October AHA! Night: Performance by Folk Musician Larry Kaplan

October 13, 2022 • 5:30-8 PM, Performance 7-8 PM • Free  • FHC, 38 Bethel…

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.
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