Directions

The City of New Bedford has a lot of destinations to choose from! Below are a few landmark locations, but you can also use the embedded Google Map to find your way around.

New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park

From Boston:

  • Route 93 South {13 miles}. Hwy. forks in Braintree, stay right. Sign reads: “93 South, Dedham-Providence.” {3 miles}.
  • Exit 4: Route 24 South: This is a left lane exit. {24 miles}
  • Exit 12: Route 140 South {19 miles}
  • Exit 2E: Interstate 195 East. {1.3 miles}
  • Exit 15: Downtown – Route 18 South {1.1 miles}
  • TURN RIGHT at lights onto Elm Street. Public parking garage two blocks on right.

From Cape Cod:

  • Route 6 West
  • Route 25
  • Route I-195 West
  • Exit 15: Downtown – Route 18 South
  • TURN RIGHT at lights onto Elm Street. Public Parking garage two blocks on right.

From Providence, RI:

  • Route 95
  • Route I-195 East
  • Exit 15: Downtown – Route 18 South
  • TURN RIGHT at lights onto Elm Street. Public parking garage two blocks on right.

New Bedford City Hall

New Bedford City Hall
133 William St
New Bedford, Ma 02740
508-979-1400

From Boston:

  • Route 93 South {13 miles}. Hwy. forks in Braintree;stay right. Sign reads: “93 South, Dedham-Providence.” {3 miles}.
  • Exit 4: Route 24 South: This is a left lane exit. {24 miles}
  • Exit 12: Route 140 South {19 miles}
  • Exit 2E: Interstate 195 East. {1.3 miles}
  • Exit 15: Downtown – Route 18 South {1.1 miles}
  • TURN RIGHT at lights onto Elm Street.
  • Turn left at N 6th St.
  • Turn left at William St.

From Cape Cod:

  • Head southwest on US-6 toward Herring Pond Rd{3 miles}.
  • At Bourne Rotary Circle N, take the 2nd exit onto the RT-25 W ramp to Boston/Providence {.9 Miles}
  • Merge onto RT-25 W {8.7 Miles}
  • Take exit 1 to merge onto I-195 W toward Providence RI/New Bedford {15.6 miles}
  • Exit 15: Downtown – Route 18 South {1.3 miles}
  • TURN RIGHT at lights onto Elm Street.
  • Turn left at N 6th St.
  • Turn left at William St.

From Providence:

  • Head northeast on I-195 E {29 miles}
  • Exit 15: Downtown – Route 18 South {1.3 miles}
  • TURN RIGHT at lights onto Elm Street.
  • Turn left at N 6th St.
  • Turn left at William St.

Buttonwood Park Zoo

Buttonwood Park Zoo
425 Hawthorn Street
New Bedford, Ma 02740
(508) 991-6178

From Boston:

  • Route 93 South {13 miles}. Hwy. forks in Braintree;stay right. Sign reads: “93 South, Dedham-Providence.” {3 miles}.
  • Exit 4: Route 24 South: This is a left lane exit. {24 miles}
  • Exit 12: Route 140 South {19.4 miles}
  • Continue on Brownell Ave {.7 miles}
  • Turn left at Hawthorn St {308 ft}
  • Entrance on left at 425 Hawthorn St.

From Cape Cod:

  • Head southwest on US-6 toward Herring Pond Rd {3 miles}.
  • At Bourne Rotary Circle N, take the 2nd exit onto the RT-25 W ramp to Boston/Providence{.9 Miles}
  • Merge onto RT-25 W {8.7 Miles}
  • Take exit 1 to merge onto I-195 W toward Providence RI/New Bedford {16.9 miles}
  • Take exit 13A to merge onto RT-140 S toward US-6/Dartmouth {1.5 miles}
  • Continue on Brownell Ave. {.7 mi}
  • Turn left at Hawthorn St {308 ft}
  • Entrance on left at 425 Hawthorn St.

From Providence:

  • Head northeast on I-195 E {27.6 miles}
  • Take exit 13A to merge onto RT-140 S toward US-6/New Bedford {1.2 miles}
  • Continue on Brownell Ave. {.7 mi}
  • Turn left at Hawthorn St {308 ft}
  • Entrance on left at 425 Hawthorn St.

New Bedford Regional Airport

New Bedford Regional Airport
1569 Airport Road
New Bedford, Ma 02746
(508) 991-6161

From Boston:

  • Route 93 South {13 miles}. Hwy. forks in Braintree;stay right. Sign reads: “93 South, Dedham-Providence.” {3 miles}
  • Exit 4: Route 24 South: This is a left lane exit. {24 miles}
  • Exit 12: Route 140 South {16.1miles}
  • Take exit 4 for Mt. Pleasant St toward Airport Rd {.2 miles}
  • Turn right at Downey St which leads directly to the Terminal {.2 miles}

From Cape Cod:

  • Head southwest on US-6 toward Herring Pond Rd {3 miles}.
  • At Bourne Rotary Circle N, take the 2nd exit onto the RT-25 W ramp to Boston/Providence{.9 miles}
  • Merge onto RT-25 W {8.7 miles}
  • Take exit 1 to merge onto I-195 W toward Providence RI/New Bedford {16.6 miles}
  • Take exit 13B to merge onto RT-140 N toward Taunton {.6 miles}
  • Take exit 3 for Hathaway Rd {.2 mi}
  • Turn left at Hathaway Rd {.2 miles}
  • Turn left at Shawmut Ave which leads directly to the Terminal {.2 miles}

From Providence:

  • Head northeast on I-195 E {27.6 miles}
  • Take exit 13B to merge onto RT-140 N toward Taunton {.8 miles}
  • Take exit 3 for Hathaway Rd {.2 miles}
  • Turn left at Hathaway Rd {.2 miles}
  • Turn left at Shawmut Ave which leads directly to the Terminal {.2 miles}

Fort Taber Park

Fort Taber Park
Clark’s Point
East Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, Ma 02740
From Boston:

  • Route 93 South {13 miles}. Hwy. forks in Braintree;stay right. Sign reads: “93 South, Dedham-Providence.” {3 miles}.
  • Exit 4: Route 24 South: This is a left lane exit. {24 miles}
  • Exit 12: Route 140 South {19 miles}
  • Exit 2E: Interstate 195 East. {1.3 miles}
  • Exit 15: Downtown – Route 18 South {1.8 miles}
  • Turn left at Cove St {.3 Miles}
  • Continue on E Rodney French Blvd {1.5}
  • The Fort Taber Park entrance is marked by a large sign.

From Cape Cod:

  • Head southwest on US-6 toward Herring Pond Rd{3 miles}.
  • At Bourne Rotary Circle N, take the 2nd exit onto the RT-25 W ramp to Boston/Providence{.9 Miles}
  • Merge onto RT-25 W {8.7 Miles}
  • Take exit 1 to merge onto I-195 W toward Providence RI/New Bedford{15.6 miles}
  • Exit 15: Downtown – Route 18 South {1.8 miles}
  • Turn left at Cove St {.3 Miles}
  • Continue on E Rodney French Blvd {1.5 miles}
  • The Fort Taber Park entrance is marked by a large sign.

From Providence:

  1. The Fort Taber Park entrance is marked by a large sign.
  • Head northeast on I-195 E {29 miles}
  • Exit 15: Downtown – Route 18 South {1.8 miles}
  • Turn left at Cove St {.3 Miles}
  • Continue on E Rodney French Blvd {1.5 miles}

SearchSearch