We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
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 today
Michelle C
via mobile
History and a Hike

Really wonderful place to spend a couple of hours. Fantastic views of Buzzards Bay, all of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grover_Ohio
,
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Read all 133 reviews
100
All photos (100)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“military museum”(38 reviews)
“long pier”(5 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
19°
Sep
13°
Oct
-1°
Nov
Contact
1000 S Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02744-1223
Website
+1 508-994-3938
Call
Reviews (133)
Filter reviews
128 results
Traveler rating
70
42
11
2
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
70
42
11
2
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsmilitary museumlong piernice place to walkbuzzards bayfishing piervietnam memorialsunny daypaved walkingtiger tankevery anglesouth endgreat spot for a picnicrest roomsgreat place to gosnack barrabbit earsopen to the public
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 128 reviews
Reviewed today 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 August 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 13 July 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 25 June 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 19 June 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 21 May 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
Reviewed 15 May 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
Reviewed 29 April 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
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford
384 reviews
4.55 km away
New Bedford Harbor Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
14 reviews
4.83 km away
Seaport Inn and Marina
326 reviews
5.23 km away
Hampton Inn New Bedford / Fairhaven
477 reviews
5.71 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 263 restaurants in New Bedford
Cove Surf and Turf
57 reviews
3.06 km away
Churrascaria Novo Mundo
51 reviews
3.17 km away
Cafe Italia
53 reviews
3.11 km away
Horta Fish Market
25 reviews
2.67 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 63 attractions in New Bedford
New Bedford Whaling Museum
697 reviews
4.86 km away
Fort Phoenix State Reservation
96 reviews
3.35 km away
Seamen's Bethel
150 reviews
4.85 km away
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
88 reviews
4.72 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
NancyS4013
21 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes