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From Old Dartmouth to New Bedford
Learn about how New Bedford grew from its humble village beginning into a thriving center of commerce. Explore the wharves construction and the waterfront trades. Be introduced to the cultural communities and the arts, literature and crafts that helped shape the city and region.
The village of Old Dartmouth grew into the “Whaling Capital of the World”. New Bedford transformed to an industrial manufacturing mecca.
The City's Waterfront and Trade
Learn about the seafaring trades that made New Bedford into an important destination. See how the wharves were built along the city’s waterfront.
Arts and Literature of the City
Learn about the artists and artisans who were involved locally in decorative trades. Some of America’s most famous painters lived and worked in New Bedford.