New Bedford Preservation Society is celebrating
45 years of preservation this year!
As part of the year's festivities join the NBPS for a free Summer Walking Tours Series.
Bruce Barnes will be your tour guide with interesting narratives about the architecture and biographical history of the city's various 19th century neighborhoods featured on the tours. Tours will not be held in inclement weather.
Thursday, July 11th - 6pm
VIP TOUR - Notable People in New Bedford History Walking Tour
Gather at the Friend's Meeting House, located at 83 Spring Street near downtown New Bedford.
This tour will explore many of the famous characters that lived in the historic homes in New Bedford. From Fredrick Douglass to Hetty Green as well as the Captains of the whaling and textiles industries, these individuals left an indelible impact on New Bedford that continues to be a part of the City's heritage today. Other notable people on this tour include Rachel Howland, William Rotch Jr, Joseph Grinnell, John H. Clifford, Julia Delano, William and Lydia Swain, Herman Melville, Andrew G. Pierce Jr, James Arnold and Samuel Rodman Jr.