Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Historical Association

Fort Taber ~ Fort Rodman Historical Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to assisting in the restoration, preservation and perpetuation of Fort Rodman and its surroundings, included the Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Military Museum. The purpose of our website is help spread understanding and awareness as to Fort Taber & Fort Rodman’s continued service to the community of New Bedford, not just in the past, but the present and future.



70,000th  Visitor to Military Museum


On December 27, 2014, Moruna Sheppard of New York City was our 70,000th visitor since August 2004.  So far in 2014, attendance is 11,614 which is record breaking in it self.

We hope you enjoyed your visit Moruna!



2015 Events

Our 2015 event calendar is quickly filling up.  In 2015 visitors can look forward to our annual Exercise Tiger Observance; a WWI Encampment in the Fort in May; and our 8th annual WWII Living History event in June, commemorating D-Day.

In May, we look forward to something new – Bellamy’s Pyrate Ball.  Please come join, the Prince of Pirates, Captain Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy and his family of pirates and privateers, as he cordially invites you to celebrate their plans to invade the Port of New Bedford in July! Tickets will be available at the museum, select vendors and online.

For more information about these events and where to purchase tickets for Bellamy’s Pyrate Ball, please visit our Upcoming Events page.