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Fort Taber Park

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

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
Kristi H
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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226 reviews 226 reviews
40 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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