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Address: Fairhaven, MA
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This church is a premier example of the English Gothic style.

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Majestic Church Building

This Gothic structure stands as a sentinel to the divine in the center of Fairhaven. Its ivy-covered exterior with a huge gate doorway that leads into the sanctuary or out into a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This Gothic structure stands as a sentinel to the divine in the center of Fairhaven. Its ivy-covered exterior with a huge gate doorway that leads into the sanctuary or out into a beautiful garden in the back. The building exudes a cathedral ambiance until you get inside where you find the simple lines of New England Puritanism blended with Unitarianism... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The church looks like it was dropped out of Europe, great architecture. The ideal place to plan a wedding or wedding pictures.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

During the summer months, you can tour this building on Tuesday and Thursdays. Even you aren't lucky enough to get inside, take a walk all around the exterior and discover the intricate stone carving and metal work of this magnificent structure. If you are around on Sunday morning, treat yourself to the laid-back Unitarian Universalist style of services.

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Stow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Along with other beautiful historic stone buildings in Fairhaven, the Unitarian Memorial Church leaves one in awe. Buildings of this kind are unaffordable to build today. Frequently members are around and so very pleased and proud to show you around. Don't miss this.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This beautiful church looks like it was transplanted from England, both inside and and out. The tours are a delight with explanations of the details of the design and the construction. A must see in Fairhaven.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We read in the guide to see this and City Hall. Both are magnificent examples of fine architecture. I don't know that much about styles but both buildings are treasures. The high school on Huttleston Ave. is also remarkable.

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West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

You are transported to England when you stand in this church. Simply gorgeous but hard to reconcile that traditional Trinitarian beauty with the simple beliefs of Unitarianism.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

This church is beautiful! Call the office for times of the tours, usually in the summer time but I bet you might get one if you ask. Words do not do it justice go & take it all in!!!

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Marion, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Few people know that Fairhaven is the site of some incredible architecture commissioned by Henry Huttleston Rogers one of the richests men in America in the 19th Century. The Unitarian Church is one of the masterpieces that Rogers commissioned. It has as much detail and beauty as any gothic church in England and is well worth the visit even if... More 

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This church rivals many of the famous cathedrals in Europe. This church was built in the honor of Henry H. Rogers' mother. It was dedicated in October 1904 and designed by architect Charles Brigham. Mr. Rogers was a wealthy tycoon who built many fine structures in Fairhaven and nearby towns. There is a free tour and just a short distance... More 

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