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New Bedford Port Society

Historic Seamen's Bethel & Mariner's Home

Founded in 1830, the New Bedford Port Society maintains the historic Seamen’s Bethel and Mariner’s Home located on the top of Johnny Cake Hill in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Serving the maritime community for over 175 years, the Seamens’ Bethel is also the site of dozens of weddings, christenings and memorial services each year.

Services & Special Events

The Bethel is available for weddings, baptisms or christenings, memorial services, and more.

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The Seamen's Bethel is a beautiful place for your wedding ceremony. Schedule a consultation to learn more!

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Additional Services

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Annual Events at the Bethel

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Readings and Performances

News & Events

July 25, 2017 No Comments

Thank You!

Thanks to all who made it to our fundraiser on July 15, Taste of the Port!  A special thanks to our vendors and auction item donors!  We had a great turnout in the beautiful Harbor View room at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the weather was terrific!

May 12, 2016 No Comments

Fishermen’s Memorial Service

Fishermen’s Memorial service Monday, May 29 2017  Fishermen’s Wharf, New Bedford Ma. 10:00 AM