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Fort Taber Park, New Bedford

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  • Great place to swim, picnic . The views are wonderful, it is an all open view of Buzzards Bay and on a clear day easy viewing of the islands. Walking paths, just a beautiful spot to enjoy a relaxing d...  more »
  • As a native of New Bedford, and a history lover; I always have this on the top of my list of places to visit whenever I am back home. I love this place! Not only is there a genuine Civil War fort, but...  more »
  • Fort Tabor Park is located on the outskirts of New Bedford - with a nice view of the ocean and inlet to the harbor. It also has a nice walking path, benches and the old fort. 
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  • There was local summer event happening there. It was clean., A nice place for walking , not woodsy but by the ocean. Accessible for HC , bicycles & a historic site. Also we visited the military museum right there on property....Quite a surprising collection of military items from almost every US involved war / event...Plan on returning today.
  • Overflowing with history. What a beautiful place. Very well preserved with lots of informational signs. I wish they allowed access to the main fort, but vandals ruined that long ago. If it's summer time and you're a tourist, park down the street and walk a 1/5 mile or pay for "beach" parking. If you go off season or after 5 it's free.
  • I love it here. I like the beach area, it's not as crowded as I anticipated. The playground is great, it's a beautiful place to ride bikes around. My son will be going to the Kennedy summer camp there next week and I'm so excited, it looks like it will be so much fun!
  • This park has a historical fort that dates back to the Revolutionary and Civil War periods. The fort is only open on weekends, but the free/donation requested military museum is open every afternoon. The museum is crammed full of stuff, including tons of photos and artifacts from local veterans. Might even be a good place to do a bit of genealogical research. My only complaint is that the museum could be better curated, with some posters or plaques explaining the meaning of the collected items, and maybe some info about the various wars and military branches. In addition to the historical site, there's a decent-sized playground, a food stand with tons of seating, and a small beach with lots of parking. The beach has smooth sand and shallow water going far out. Our son had fun catching hermit crabs. We didn't stay long, as the beach isn't big enough for a full-day trip. Other than some ladies casually discussing their meth-smoking habits, we weren't troubled with the sketchy people some reviewers complained of. Overall, a solid place to spend a summer afternoon.
  • It a wonderful place to visit year round. Very picturesque. The bike path will take you from West beach to inside the fort and end at East beach or the other way around.