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Summer Architectural Walking Tour Series
Part of AHA! New Bedford
This series is made possible by the generous support of the New Bedford Local Cultural Council

May 9th
West of County Street Walking Tour
Gather at 6pm at the front of the William Rodman Mansion,
388 County Street.

June 13th
Victorian New Bedford Historic Walking Tour
Gather at 6pm at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street

July 11th
VIP TOUR - Notable People in New Bedford History
Historic Walking Tour
Gather at 6pm at the Friend's Meeting House, 83 Spring Street

August 8th
Howland Mills Historic Walking Tour
Gather at 6pm, 302 Bolton Street

September 12th
Celebrating 45 Years of Preservation Slide Show and Neighborhoods of the Textile Era Historic Walking Tour
Gather at 5:30pm at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street

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September 28th

Historic William Street Walking Tour 
Part of the Upper William street Festival “From Bow to Stern”.Gather at Gallery X at 11am. 

October 26th
Rededication of the Captain Daniel Drayton Monument, 11am
Abolitionist of New Bedford Cemetery Tour 12-2pm
149 Dartmouth Street, New Bedford, MA

December 14th & 15th  
28th Annual Historic Holiday Tour

Saturday the 14th, 4-8pm Candlelight Tour
Sunday the 15th, 1-5pm Afternoon Tour
Come visit beautifully restored historic 19th Century homes, all decked out for the holidays.


Mission: To heighten awareness, provide education and guidance and promote sensitive restoration and preservation of New Bedford’s fine historic structures and the neighborhoods in which they are located.

Background: In 1974 a group of private citizens banded together to try to halt a state plan to widen New Bedford's premier residential avenue and destroy the tall old elm trees that had arched over the street for decades. That group became the New Bedford Preservation Society, which continues its efforts to protect and preserve properties and landscapes of historic and architectural significance throughout the city. Continuing programs involve buildings from whaling mansions to triple-deckers and from city parks to shade trees along the most modest city block. } CONTINUED


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New Bedford Preservation Society
Phone/Fax: 508-997-6425
15 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 10am-2pm or by appointment