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Fort Taber Park

1000 S Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02744
508 994 3938
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in New Bedford
Type: Military Museums
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Nesconset, New York
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

There is a military museum on the grounds that shouldn't be missed. It covers from the civil war to the war in Afganistan. With pictures and memorabilia. So impressive!

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San Antonio, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went to New Bedford specifically to see the Whaling Museum (we live about an hour away). Because the Whaling Museum only took us a few hours to go through and it was a sunny day, we decided to drive out to Fort Taber Park. It is much as the other reviewers have described, so I'll try not to repeat... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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64 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I grew up in New Bedford & return frequently to visit my parents. I love visiting the Fort. Its a big loop, nicely paved path. The path is so nice my husband & I like to roller blade on it. The ocean is on 3 sides of the fort. Gorgeous ocean views, big grassy areas for kite flying, picnics, Frisbee,... More

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