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Fort Taber Park, New Bedford
(4.3/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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  • Not as well-known nationally as our epic Whaling Museum, yet a treasure of equal value that is a reflection of life and sacrifice. Equal in stature and every bit as valuable.The Whalemen became our Ve...  more »
  • Went to see the Robert Cray Band there last summer and had awesome time. Situated right on the water and security keeps everything running smooth. 
  • This place is a fine example of why most new englanders say "You risk hepatitis just crossing the New Bedford town line." This place is dirty and littered with nips, trash and needles. The majority of...  more »
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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.