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Port Society Complex Hours

Seamen’s Bethel and Mariner’s Home

Please note that the Seamen’s Bethel is regularly scheduled for various events such as baptisms, weddings, and memorial services.  During this time the Chapel, and at times the Salt Box, will be closed to outside visitors for these events, often up to several hours at a time.  You may contact the Port Society Complex when planning your visit to inquire about the upcoming weekend schedule.  Most events occur on Saturdays and Sundays, with some exceptions on weekdays.  Please plan your visit accordingly.

April through December
Daily 9 am – 5 pm

January through March
Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm

Sunday: 11 am – 4 pm

The Seamen’s Bethel will be closed some Monday holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and additional days at the discretion of Port Society staff.  For information on Mariner’s home hours during holidays, please contact the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Admission to the Seamen’s Bethel is free; donations are welcome and appreciated.  Both the Bethel and Mariner’s Home are now handicap accessible.

The first floor of the Mariner’s Home is now open, and admission is included with the purchase of your ticket to the Whaling Museum. Come view four rooms of new exhibits!  If you would like to see the Mariner’s Home but don’t have time for a full Whaling Museum tour, admission is $5 per guest.

Free 2 hour parking is available on Johnny Cake Hill.  Paid parking, including metered street parking and 2 parking garages, is available nearby.  

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