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Fort Taber Park

1000 S Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02744-1223
+1 508-994-3938
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Walking, beach, swimming, yoga, bikes, boats, pier fishing, and memorials

Lots to do here for a family gathering. Restrooms facilities and security. A military museum too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darinda P
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Saucier, Mississippi
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SCENIC HISTORIC SITE OF TWO FORTS

Fort Taber Park was named for the original earthen fort that stood on Clark’s Point. During the... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Maurene_K
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Dover, New Hampshire
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“military museum” (37 reviews)
“long pier” (4 reviews)
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1000 S Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02744-1223
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"nice place to walk"
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"buzzards bay"
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"fishing pier"
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"vietnam memorial"
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"sunny day"
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"walking trails"
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"tiger tank"
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"every angle"
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"great spot for a picnic"
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"rest rooms"
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"great place to go"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to do here for a family gathering. Restrooms facilities and security. A military museum too. Bike paths, the old fort is pretty cool, had a yoga class going on. A sail boat competition too. Families out swimming on the beaches. Historical stories along the...More

Thank Darinda P
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Fort Taber Park was named for the original earthen fort that stood on Clark’s Point. During the American Civil War, it was built to protect New Bedford from 1861 to 1863 until Fort Rodman was completed enough to become the city's primary defense. Today, this...More

1  Thank Maurene_K
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Ft. Taber Park is at the mouth of the Acushnet River and the New Bedford Harbor. Real ships and ocean fishing boats can be readily seen from the fort. Did I mention ocean??? The fort is in the edge of the ocean (Buzzards Bay, aka,...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This place is beautiful. Multiple nice beaches and water is slightly warmer than usual. My daughter loves the water and beach and we loved fishing off the Jetty

Thank Hillary H
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Hubby & I love to explore nearby places in MA. Especially if they're close enough for an afternoon day trip. After Googling the area around New Bedford, MA, we decided to check out a park at the end of a peninsula. Who knew New Bedford,...More

1  Thank lighthouselady63
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Great expansive park on the waterfront with a really nice military museum not to be missed. Old fort and plenty of walking trails.

Thank alan41672
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Even though a Massachusetts resident, I visited here for the first time yesterday to attend the Exercise Tiger commemoration. I arrived early so took in the Military Museum which I hadn't known existed. What a treat! The museum is curated and staffed by volunteers and...More

1  Thank TravelswithmyTeen
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Great walking trails with Views of Cuttyhunk and the Islands. Old WW2 bunkers to explore. Wonderful millitary museum and rest rooms. Play area for kids needs updating but still functional.

Thank Tom K
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Great old fort at the end of the peninsula. Many informational plaques a nice place to walk around. Pet friendly, but watch out for the wind!!

Thank Jim J
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Fort Taber is a great place to take in a walk, and to view the military history. There is a military tank that you are able to view and touch. As Fort Taber has elevated areas, one is able to walk to elevated areas and...More

Thank JA M
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Nancy S
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Response from Jon B | Reviewed this property |
Inside the park is short but there is a bike path that goes along the water alongside the Acushnet River if you head to the right as you exit Ft Taber and along Clark's Cove to the left. The right leads to the harbor walk... More
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