The Top 5 “Must Go” Parks before 2019

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 

Enough about what books has to say about whales? Witness its structure yourself at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Located in the city that once lit the world, it is also an opportunity to visit the city mentioned by Herman Melville in his famous book “Moby-Dick”. Take a chance to commemorate the heritage of the world‘s permanent whaling port during the 19th Century. The park doesn’t just allow you to see, but to touch and feel the sperm whale oil, once used to light our houses. If during the tour, you hear your “tummy growling” there is “Freestones” an amazing restaurant located kitty corner to the park waiting for you.

For more information about the New Bedford Whaling National Park click http://www.nps.gov/nebe/index.htm

Rotch-Jones Duff House and Garden Museum

Have you ever wonder how a rich man’s house back in the 19th Century may look like? The Rotch-Jones DuffHouse and Garden Museum will do just that. Built by shipwrights in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr., the Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House and Garden Museum illustrates “brave houses and flowery gardens.” It was home to three prominent and influential New Bedford families who had a major influence in America history on the international arenas of commerce, trade, and culture via whaling, and later through textiles. Located at 396 County Street, New Bedford, it was designed by architect Richard Upjohn, a founder and first president of the American Institute of Architects. Today this National Historic Landmark offers house tours, a variety of cultural programs and changing exhibits, curriculum-based educational program, and wedding ceremonies.

To visit or rent the venue call the museum at 508 997 1401 or visit http://rjdmuseum.org

Battleship Cove

Experience is the best teacher we often say. Well put the phrase into action by experiencing how it feels to journey through time from WWII to the Cold War as you discover the legacy of the brave men and women who served America for our freedom. Battleship Cove has the largest collection of preserved US Navy ships in the World! Located at 5 Water Street Fall River, MA these ships and exhibits are designed for active service at sea. The Maritime Museum’s offers amazing tours and fun interactive activities for the whole family. It is also an ideal location for your classic New England wedding, function or party. It has an unforgettable venue for any occasion and creates the most gracious and elegant setting to celebrate with your guests throughout the year.

To know more about Battle Cove, make your visit enjoyable by calling (800) 533-3194 New England only, (508) 678-1100 or visit their website at http://battleshipcove.org

Capron Park

 Found in the heart of Attleboro, Capron Park Zoo is one of the city's premiere recreation destinations for animal lovers and curious minds. Seize the opportunity to immerse yourself in the warmth and wonders of animals from all over the globe. Capron Park Zoo offers a variety of onsite programs for different ages. Each program includes self-led tours of the zoo and class sessions with the park staff. Most programs are 45 minutes long and can accommodate up to 30 children unless otherwise noted. Among the programs offered by Capron Park is the Red Panda Encounter. This program aims at teaching about endangered species and gives a chance for visitors to interact with Red Pandas.  

 Be awed by the roar of proud lion, or simply enjoy the wonders when visiting Capron Park Zoo at 201 County Street Attleboro, a fun-filled place for the young and young-at-heart.

For more information call 774 203 1840 or visit capronparkzoo.com

Kennedy Park

Are you one of those who always find a reason not to spend quality time with your family? Well, I got a something for you. Just plan a picnic with your family at Kennedy Park, and you will not be disappointed. Kennedy Park provides a vast area of open space in the middle of a particularly dense portion of the city of Fall River. The park has three sections: a flat upper section used for baseball and recreation fields, a sloping middle portion with sweeping views of Mount Hope Bay, and a lower somewhat wooded portion along the Bay. Located at 450 Middle Street, Fall River, the park was added to the National Historic Register in 1983, and was restored in 2001. Kennedy Park has long been used as a place for public events in the city especially during summer.

Don’t feel rushed on making your decision, but the earlier you actually create time for your family the better you will feel. To know more about Kennedy Park, call 508 324 2550 or