This Thursday, July 5th at 11 a.m. the New Bedford Whaling Historic Park will launch the NB Line Park Shuttle service. The official launch will occur at the Visitor’s Center on 31 William Street downtown. The public is welcome to attend.
The NB Line service will run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily from June 29th through September 3rd and then on weekends (again from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) from September 4th through October 8th. There will be three optional routes: Downtown New Bedford (every 20 minutes), Fort Taber (every 70 minutes) and Buttonwood Park (every 70 minutes). See exact shuttle service routes and schedules below.
Patrons wanting to use the NB Line must purchase a one-day pass or wristband for $1. You are requested to have exact change. Children under 12-years old and students with a student ID are FREE. This is transferable to other NB Line routes, so your wristband will get you unlimited travel for the day.
To celebrate the opening of the NB Line, several businesses are offering free admission and discounts. On July 5th, patrons that show their wristband will get the following discounts:
- Arthur Moniz Gallery – 10% off print or framed print
- Buttonwood Park Zoo – Free admission
- Cork Wine and Tapas Bar – Free tapas with purchase of two entrees
- Crowell’s Fine Art Gallery and Fine Framing Studio – Win a $100 Gift Certificate
- Destination Soups – 10% off any meal
- Fort Taber Military Museum – Free admission
- Judith Klein Art Gallery – 5% discount on art work
- New Bedford Whaling Museum – Buy one get one free admission
- Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum – Free admission
- Seamen’s Bethel – Free admission
- Travessia Winery – Free tasting
- Whaling City Expeditions – $5.00 off harbor tours
- Fairfield Inn – Free tote bags available at the launch event
Downtown New Bedford NB Line Route and Schedule
The Downtown New Bedford line is dedicated to Herman Melville and will give visitors the option to see historic sites like the Seamen’s Bethel, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Schooner Ernestina, the Rotch-Jones-Duff House, the New Bedford Fire Museum and much more.
Buttonwood Park NB Line Route and Schedule
Buttonwood Park offer visitors a chance to visit the zoo (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or the park that is filled with a playground, arboretum, talking paths and tennis and basketball courts. The Buttonwood Park line is dedicated to Hetty Green or the “Witch of Wall Street.”
Fort Taber NB Line Route and Schedule
The Fort Taber line is dedicated to Frederick Douglass and offers visitors the option to visit Fort Rodman, East and West Beaches, Palmer’s Island and the Hurricane Barrier.