Want to learn the history of the last New Bedford whaling ship? Check out The Layperson’s Guide to the Charles W. Morgan: http://www.newbedfordguide.com/charles-w-morgan-whaling-ship/2014/02/19.
HOURS OF OPERATION / ADMISSION
The Charles W Morgan is open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm daily from June 28 – July 6, with exception of Saturday, June 28 ( she will be open 1pm – 5pm due to the Opening Ceremony in the morning). Last visitor boarding of the Morgan is at 4:30. Suggested admission: $5.00
The CHARLES W. MORGAN is the 2nd oldest historic vessel in the country, accurately restored and rigged for sailing. As an artifact, the conditions are not as consistent as in a building or on a modern boat. Visitors will need to cross a gangway to board the MORGAN, and the vessel is not wheelchair accessible. There may be tripping hazards, and there are steep ladders to go below deck. The events and exhibits along state pier including Mystic & New Bedford exhibits are wheelchair accessible.
Handicap Parking is available at the New Bedford High School on June 28, 29 and July 4,5,6; and at the Whale’s Tooth on June 30 – July 3, please click here to find out more.
SAFETY & SECURITY OF THE HOMECOMING EVENT ON STATE PIER:
Bags, backpacks, suitcases & rolling bags, and any container capable of carrying more than 1 liter of liquid will not be allowed onto the State Pier. Pocketbooks, diaper bags and baby strollers will be searched at the screening area.
In addition to regular metered parking, the Zeiterion and Elm St Garages in the Downtown area, there will be free satellite parking available on Saturday, June 28, – Sunday, June 29, and Friday, July 4 – Sunday, July 6, at New Bedford High School, 230 Hathaway Blvd, New Bedford, with shuttle service provided ( $2 for round trip fare, Children under 12 ride free). It is highly recommended to park in the satellite lot during those specific days. Click for more info.
28-Minute Charles W. Morgan Video Documentary