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Fort Taber Park


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Facility Information

1000 S. Rodney French Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02740

Fort Taber Park

A 50-acre waterfront park that provides over a mile of ocean frontage located on the southern peninsula of the city which projects into Buzzards Bay. The park incorporates historical landmarks, offers many amenities and various opportunities for passive and active recreation.

The centerpiece of the park is the historic Fort Taber, built between 1857 and 1871 as part of the nation’s sea coast defense system. The fort is highlighted with interpretive signage and a military museum.

There is over one mile of walking, jogging or biking paths, natural areas, a beach for bathing, a pier for fishing, a playground, community boating, a youth summer camp, and picnic areas offering panoramic views.

The park is handicap accessible including a newly installed Braille trail. A large multi-purpose lawn allows for cultural programming, such as military reenactments and public concerts.

The Military Museum finished this great virtual tour of the museum and Fort Taber check it out here:

- Parking (pass required)
- Fishing Pier
- Playground
- Zagster Bike Share Station
- Bike/Walking Paths
- Lifeguards
- Military Museum
- Concession Stand
- Picnic Areas
- Restrooms


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