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Millicent Library

Address: Fairhaven, MA
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Fairhaven
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Owner description: A tribute to Henry Huttleston Rogers' daughter.
Attraction details
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Hours:
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
Owner description: A tribute to Henry Huttleston Rogers' daughter.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

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Fairhaven, MA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Manchester, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Stop in this library! In one room is the history of the relationship between Manjiro, the first Japanese person to live in the United State who lived in Fairhaven. The library has interesting architecture on its three floors and stained glass windows along with sculptures. Good quick visit

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've used Millicent Library since my high school days. Its a real beauty. The library workers are extremely helpful and love what they do.

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West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

How lucky Fairhave was to have had a benefactor who gave the town beautiful and unique buildings. He not only gave the buildings he gave character to the town itself. Great spots of beauty there..a lovely place to live or visit with many diverse ethnic groupings, including Yankee, Norwegian, Portugese, and French.. This library is especially beautiful, well maintained and... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This library is rich in history and appearance. It was built by Fairhaven's own Henry Huttleston Rogers and the architecture is so beautifult to behold inside and out. There are many artifacts from the past around the library. On the first floor are 2 framed hand written speeches by Henry's good friend Mark Twain for the opening of the Town... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a beautiful historical building. Employees take pride in working in such a beautiful building. It's a must to visit when in town. Learn the history of our town.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is my sweet town library so I'm entirely biased. But it is gorgeous, and I recommend it to anyone, townie or traveler. We're used to seeing visitors with their mouths agape when they come inside so you'll feel at home. The staff are knowledgeable and sharp (and when they know you, downright sassy, which I love). Come see.

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