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Address: 1000 S Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02744
Phone Number: 508 994 3938

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Park with historical attractions

This vast park juts out into the ocean waters of Buzzard Bay providing breathtaking views of the surrounding area. It includes the original Fort Rodman, a long pier for walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This vast park juts out into the ocean waters of Buzzard Bay providing breathtaking views of the surrounding area. It includes the original Fort Rodman, a long pier for walking and the Fort Taber Military Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The park was great! It was very clean and in good shape. And there are two bunkers right next to it. There is also a fort which you can't get in to. Didn't see the museum unfortunately, but everything else was great!

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Columbia, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This place has been fixed up in recent years, which I think has been really great! Our grandmother used to bring us here back when the beach was free for everyone. I think there are still areas that are free, and that you can grill at, but I am not sure which ones. There is still a nice playground area... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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236 reviews 236 reviews
40 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

This review is more for the Fort Taber Military Museum, than it is for the park and the fort. The museum is in a building and has a top notch collection of military items from all of America's armed conflicts. It is also a tribute to our veterans, and those in particular from New Bedford. Robert Bromley does an outstanding... More 

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Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We brought out of town visitors to the the park. Beautiful museum located on the property. A long pier dedicated to the Merchant Marines is nice to walk out on. Incredible views of the ocean, Butler's Flat lighthouse. Great place to go walking, bike riding, picnic area. We visited one time when they had a local car show going on.... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stayed the whold day,, nice place to walk or ride a bike, plus a beach, place to pick up food, restrooms, clean,,,,,bring your chairs or use the benches they provide, great view of the Ocean and boats in and out of the harbor. Take pictures of the fort, check out the tank and memorial they have for Women in the... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is such a beautiful and historical park. If you have the chance be sure to see the museum and also try to catch the sunset. Great place for photos!

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NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I wasn't sure how to rate this park so I am giving it a 5 based on the crown jewel in has: the Military Museum and the volunteers that work there. Check before you go and make sure it is open. Its pretty amazing how they have organized it and the amount of interesting material they have. A great deal... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

They have a small militia museum, playground could be updated due to wear in tear, i live down the street and walk here often, need a city pass for summer time but if you walk there and park else where its free. If not 5$ for a pass. Forts could be renovated with lights to enable people to explore the... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Very good views here of Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands including Naushon, Nashawena, Pasque and Cuttyhunk. There is a museum here as well.

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