Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Historical Association

Restoration, preservation and perpetuation of Fort Rodman and it's surroundings.

Due to COVID-19. The Military Museum has changed our hours of operation, and policies regarding visitors. Masks MUST be worn. As well as Social Distancing Guidelines apply to ALL our Guests. Please help us keep our Staff, Veterans, and Guests safe. For more information please see the City of New Bedford website

Please See Below for Updated Hours of Operation (Due to the Covid-19 crisis these hours may change)

Sunday - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday - CLOSED

Wednesday - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursday - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Friday - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Please Note : We Will be CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. So our Volunteers and Veterans can be with their Families. 

 

Ladies and Gentleman. Fans of Fort Rodman Park, Citizens of New Bedford, and to all to come to our Website.  We are happy to announce a Virtual Tour of Fort Taber-Fort Rodman Park. Now on our Website.

We would like to give special thanks. Mr. Peter Hanney, of Hanney Property Solutions. For their incredible work putting this together for our Museum.

Also, Please make sure to click on the Museum for a 3-D Tour.

Please take a look and ENJOY!!

Virtual Tour of Fort Taber

 

HISTORY OF THE FORT

1800 - New Bedford became the world’s foremost whaling port by the middle of the nineteenth-century. The port’s upriver location provided natural protection from coastal gales, but not the storms of national and international controversy. A British raid during the American Revolution demonstrated the vulnerability of the port in 1778 when seventy vessels and twenty-six storehouses were left in ruin. The need for coastal defense was obvious again during the War of 1812... see timeline

MUSEUM HISTORY

The Fort Taber Fort Rodman military Museum opened in August 2004. Our collection consisted of twenty photographs, two shelf units and a display case. Since then it has grown in every way with new exhibited items, more volunteers, physical size with the construction of a new addition, and most importantly visitors. Our average annual visitor rate is over 8,500 people, resulting in the museum being hailed as the “biggest little military museum in the... read more

VISITORS IN 2017 TO DATE
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VOLUNTEER HOURS TO DATE (2017)

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

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“Lights of Peace” Flag Looking for Local Veterans to Honor

To All who want to honor a Local Veteran,  The “Lights of Peace” Flag that is outside The Fort Rodman-Fort Taber Military Museum. Is currently looking for Local Veterans to Honor each month.  Empire Ford (who does the program) is looking for Local Veterans to honor. Please Follow the link in order to recommend a…

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FTFRHA Featured in MassRealty Article

The Fort Taber-Fort Rodman Historical Association is committed to preserving the military history of the fort and its surroundings. Fort Rodman doesn’t only offer historical information; it is an important memorial dedicated to the legacy of the area’s veterans and their service to the nation. Moreover, the association aims to demonstrate how the fort is…

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