From 1820 to 1860, the waterfront town of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was the world's most active whaling port, which made it one of the world's wealthiest cities of its time. In addition to 90 restored buildings, this town 60 mi/100 km south of Boston has the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Johnny Cake Hill. Visitors there can board a fully rigged half-scale model of a whaling bark and watch a film that takes viewers along on a 19th-century whaling expedition. Across the street is the Seamen's Be... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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