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Address: Fairhaven, MA
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

A tribute to Henry Huttleston Rogers' daughter.

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Quaint library

I'm in love with this library. Love the history too. Not too big but they have a nice children's section and a vintage feel for the whole building. Glad we brought our little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Montville, Connecticut
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Montville, Connecticut
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76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I'm in love with this library. Love the history too. Not too big but they have a nice children's section and a vintage feel for the whole building. Glad we brought our little bookworm here! The staff in the children's section informed us of the Fun Friday the state was having yesterday and we ended up visiting the Plimoth Plantation... More 

Thank Aissanne
Brookline, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Millicent Library was a gift to Fairhaven from Henry Huttleston Rogers, CEO of Standard Oil in the 19th century in memory of his daughter Millicent who died at age 19. Henry's roll-top desk he used when working in New York for Standard Oil is displayed in a room filled with 21st century video DVRs. There are beautiful portraits of... More 

1 Thank hfaigel
Naples, Florida
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68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If interested in architecture the Millicent Library is a amazing. See take a look for yourself. The area has a number of old beautiful buildings

1 Thank Thomas M
warwick, rhode island
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Henry Rodgers was a rich fellow, a very, very rich fellow. And when his beloved daughter Millicent died tragically at the age of 17 he wanted to build something special in her memory. Since Millicent was a avid reader and lover of books what better memorial than a library. And what a library! Just stunning inside and out, and if... More 

Thank athelfrith
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is among the best examples of period architecture in Fairhaven or anywhere for that matter. Open Monday through Saturday, stop in to check out a book, get online, visit the Manjiro Nakahama exhibit, or read the original manuscript written by Samuel Clemens (AKA Mark Twain) that he wrote for the dedication of Town Hall, another amazing building just across... More 

Thank HoweAllen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Along with other historic buildings in Fairhaven, the Millicent Library is well worth a visit. Its edifice is beautiful stone like the Unitarian Church and Fairhaven High School. Each room within the Library has its own special history and all the Library employees are so willing and so proud to give explanations and show you around.

Thank Diane M
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

this building is just gorgeous. The staff is so helpful and friendly. Make sure you visit the area showing Manjiro's history with the United States - the first Japanese to ever live in the US. Also ask about Mark Twain's relationship. A special place for sure. Also ask about why it's named the Millicent library - sad story but it... More 

Thank PennyandZie
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is one of the buildings that was built by Henry Huttleston Rogers and donated to the town in the early 1900's. A very beautiful and peaceful place to search for that great book yo read

Thank rgdube
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

One of the prettiest little libraries you'll ever see. A great deal of local history and Mark Twain related items. Twain was a regular visitor. Slightly haunted but I'm OK with that.

Thank richaaard
Fairhaven, MA
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this place makes you want to throw out your kindle ( I don't own one). The people behind the desk are always pleasant, kind and extremely helpful. There is a nice warm feeling at this library. It has a little of everything for everyone plus it's a gorgeous building in a cute town.

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