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Beautiful views

Clean, well laid out park. Walking trail, bathrooms, lots of parking. Gorgeous views. Museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheila M
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Orleans, Massachusetts, United States
A must see

If you’re not from the area you must visit this spot!! Beautiful even on a cloudy day!! Bike or... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Michelle C
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All reviews military museum long pier nice place to walk buzzards bay fishing pier vietnam memorial sunny day paved walking tiger tank every angle south end rest rooms great place to go snack bar open to the public rabbit ears walk around
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, well laid out park. Walking trail, bathrooms, lots of parking. Gorgeous views. Museum. Beach. Something for everyone!

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Only able to see the outside of the fort. Not kept up. Gorgeous view. The museum nearby is loaded...and I mean loaded with memorabilia from all the wars in which the US was involved. All items have been donated. A bit overwhelming. Friendly staff and...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

If you’re not from the area you must visit this spot!! Beautiful even on a cloudy day!! Bike or walk or jog the paved paths for a short ride or miles along the ocean. Visit the military war museum. Public bathrooms and snack shack. Lots...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Really wonderful place to spend a couple of hours. Fantastic views of Buzzards Bay, all of the Elizabeth Island chain is right in front of you. Best panoramic vistas in SE Mass. Nicely paved walking trails and plenty of seating along the way. Of course...More

Thank Grover_Ohio
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Located at the South End Of New Bedford, use Rt 18. This Fort with its long history, some say built to protect from General Lee’s possible advance north never saw any military action. An interesting place to spend some time.It is on well manicured grounds...More

Thank uphamkw
Reviewed August 4, 2018 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
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

3  Thank Maurene_K
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

Thank bwlider
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
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

2  Thank lighthouselady63
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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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