We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Fort Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 38 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
History is cool!!

Although not a lot remains of the fort .... It's still a nice spot to visit... Watch the fishing boats coming and going from the beach .... I think I saw picnic tables and stuff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Cliff W
,
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Although not a lot remains of the fort .... It's still a nice spot to visit... Watch the fishing boats coming and going from the beach .... I think I saw picnic tables and stuff as well... I liked it... Got some great photos too!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This spot is great for peaceful walks or some light swimming in the summer. It features a nice jetty for for biking or fishing as well. I would not recommend swimming on the left side of the beach as it is rocky.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairhaven
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Beautiful stop to relax and see the views. Watch the boats going and coming and listen to the water.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Here is a state beach and park that is by the harbor which has a revonlutionary fort with canons. Plenty of free parking. A place to relaxe by the water and take in the salt air and view .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
58 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nice place for views and scenic walk. Not much remaining of the original Fort but there are cannons and re-enactors on hand with a wealth of knowledge about the area during the American Revolution and the part the Fort played in the Civil War. While there walk out on the hurricane barrier and watch the boats . Great place to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A great place to spend the day with a picnic, good book, a swim, or whatever you like. Bring a chair or blanket and relax!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairhaven, MA
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

don't leave right away..enjoy the after colors from the sunset and the sparkle of the water with the boats as a backdrop. This place offers much to many..just go and see. You can sit and read, walk your dog, swim,relax on the beach, fly a kite and so much more. Definitely worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

the most interesting part of this place is the remains of a Revolutionary fort which guarded the harbor

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mystic, CT
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A great place for a long walk. Nice views of Buzzards Bay and the New Bedford hurricane barrier. The beach is very rocky but the water is clean and the facilities are good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Worcester, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There are several plaques around Fort Phoenix or what remains of it as it is quite small that tell of its role in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. It commands a view of the Fairhaven/New Bedford Harbor. The park has a small beach and picnic tables. You can take a short walk over the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fort Phoenix State Reservation also viewed

 

Been to Fort Phoenix State Reservation? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fort Phoenix State Reservation staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?