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Fort Taber Park

Address: 1000 S Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02744
Phone Number: 508 994 3938
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in New Bedford
Type: Military Museums, Outdoors
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Somerset, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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24 reviews 24 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Bethel, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

i'm always telling my friends about how historic New Bedford/ fairhaven is and whenever i bring them down to Mass i feel as if i HAVE to show them Fort Taber. Although it's a shame i have to pay to get in. The sites are perfect of a bluebird day. Some places are a little eerie, however there is a... More

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Marion, MA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Fort Taber park overlooks Buzzard's Bay and is a great spot for a stroll on nice days. You will find yourself with a lot of company, including cyclists and dog walkers.

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Naples, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Fort Taber Military Museum is in the charming, old Whaling town of New Bedford, located in Ft. Taber-Fort Rodman Park. The Museum looks small, but is big in Military history. It’s staffed by veteran volunteers who truly enhance the visit with personal stories and stories from prior visitors. Exhibits cover all military branches from the Revolutionary War thru Operation Enduring... More

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general
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Fine site on a peninsula protecting New Bedford harbor, fort designed by Robert E. Lee while he was still US Army, but we can't access the fort itself so it's an accessory to a lovely park which is otherwise not worth a visit from someone not from New Bedford and seeking a sea view.

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Ewing/Trenton, NJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

we visited family in New Bedford. the hype was about visiting Boston. we had one evening and we used TripAdvisor to search for close by places and came across this fort. its a beautiful place for an evening stroll. as most forts, the inside is not accessible. but you can walk around. it also has a long pier with a... More

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