24 junior high schoolers from way up north will be visiting New Bedford this weekend.

On Saturday, students, their parents, and teachers from the Anchor Lutheran Shool in Anchorage, Alaska will spend four hours in the Whaling City soaking up the culture. Principal Jim Scriven tells WBSM News the students have been studying up on the region's whaling history.

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Scriven says the biennial trip gives students a chance to leave the state, many for the first time, and experience what the country's east coast has to offer.

It will be the school's first-ever stop in New Bedford, with stops planned in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Washington, D.C..