Lighting the Way Historic Walking Trail
Outdoor guided tours of the Lighting the Way Walking Trail will be offered again this spring. Learn the stories of educators, philanthropists, abolitionists, crusaders for social justice, investors, confectioners, sister sailors, millworkers, and others as you walk through downtown New Bedford.
Indoor Museum Guided Tour
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm beginning February 6
Free with Museum admission
During the cold weather months, explore the historical impact of inspiring SouthCoast women on this one hour indoor guided tour of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s collections.
Download the Lighting the Way app to follow the trail on your mobile device.
Download the Lighting the Way Walking Trail map (pdf download)
Pick up a printed map at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, and at these New Bedford locations*
Mariners Home: 15 Johnny Cake Hill
Nathan and Polly Johnson House: 21 Seventh St.
New Bedford City Hall: 133 William St.
New Bedford Free Public Library: 455 County St.
New Bedford National Historical Park Visitor Center: 33 William St.
New Bedford Passenger Ferry Terminal: State Pier
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Waterfront Visitor Center: 52 Fisherman’s Wharf
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
* Although every effort is made to supply maps to these locations, we cannot guarantee that maps will always be in stock at locations other than the New Bedford Whaling Museum.