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“Love it here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Taber Park

Fort Taber Park
1000 S Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02744
508 994 3938
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in New Bedford
Type: Military Museums, Outdoors
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Hartford, Connecticut
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138 reviews 138 reviews
63 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
“Love it here!”
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, walking the dog. Small beach areas. Unfortunately bathrooms only during peak season now. They had port o potties at one time, but some kids set them on fire so they were removed. There are 2 play ground areas for kids, also a hamburger, ice cream place. A great walk out pier many like to fish off of. The seagulls get their quahogs & drop them on the pavement to break them open & expose the meat. If you like to feed the seagulls, this is a great place to do it. The museum is small but very interesting. It gives a lot of the history & has some great pictures. I feel pretty safe here as its open & there are usually a lot of people walking & exercising. Lots of benches for rest as well.

Visited April 2013
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English first
New Bedford, Massachusetts
1 review
“Historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Its a beautiful place to spend the day with the family. It has a walking path, concierge, beach. It's lovely and historic.

Visited August 2012
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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5 attraction reviews
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“We Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is great outdoor family time. It has bbq/picnic areas for gatherings, a snack bar and bathrooms right there. The protected walk/bike paths and playground by the sea make this our family favorite.

Visited January 2013
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Marion, Massachusetts, USA
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49 attraction reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Up and coming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Went to the inside for the first time for a fundraiser. Needs some more TLC, but a fun and unusual location and worthy of a visit to see an old fort as it was originally built.

Visited August 2012
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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“Beautiful area to walk around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

The whole family enjoyed walking out on the pier, playing in the sand and exploring the bunker. Also a beautiful area to walk around and have a picnic.

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