This article is about the city's downtown historic district. For the waterfront National Historic Landmark District, see New Bedford Historic District
The Central New Bedford Historic District is one of nine historic districts in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. It is a 29-acre (12 ha) rectangular area bounded by Acushnet Avenue and the older New Bedford Historic District on the east, School Street to the south, Middle Street on the north and 6th Street in the west.
Within it are 79 buildings, mostly commercial or mixed-use, including New Bedford's city hall. A few older buildings are in the Greek Revival style, but most are either Classical Revival or Romanesque Revival, more common in the late 19th century. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
The district comprises the city's downtown section, built up during the time in the late 19th century when textiles had replaced whaling as the city's main industry.