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Day trip from Falmouth by public transport - worth it?

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Day trip from Falmouth by public transport - worth it?

Hello - we will be in Falmouth for 4 nights and will spend one day on Martha's Vineyard. Because the Nantucket Whaling Museum will be closed when we visit Nantucket for a day (from Hyannis) I am wondering if any of you think it would be worth our while taking a day trip by public transport to New Bedford to visit the Whaling Museum there? What else should we do while there? We are interested in all things maritime and marine and food and wine!

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1. Re: Day trip from Falmouth by public transport - worth it?

If Whaling History is your interest, by all means make a trip to New Bedford. We have the largest Whaling Museum in the world right here in our National Park. You can also make a stop at Seaman's Bethel. The downtown area has undergone a huge transformation over the years. With many shops and restaurants. The Black Whale is a brand new restaurant overlooking New Bedford's famous fishing fleet. The downtown area has many art galleries. When will you be here?

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2. Re: Day trip from Falmouth by public transport - worth it?

Thank you Msia52-- we will be in Falmouth from 20 - 24th November -- will spend one day on Martha's Vineyard and maybe a day in Woods Hole - so I thought that we might spend our 3rd day in New Bedford. As we are involved in commercial fishing here it might be interesting to see New Bedford fishing fleet (if they are in) - or even the working port and the whaling museum (which is open i think at this time of year) -- we seem to be missing quite a lot of your mmuseums in other areas due to our late season timing!

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3. Re: Day trip from Falmouth by public transport - worth it?

The fleet will be in for the most part. The fishing here has been all but destroyed with the federal regulations. The timing isn't so great to be visiting the Vineyard and Falmouth because it is the slow season. Enjoy your time here.

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