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
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!!
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
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
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING AT FORT RODMAN
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…Read More
NEW BEDFORD — More than 30 iron, Civil War-era cannons could be buried on the Fort Taber park site in the city’s South End, say backers of a proposal to conduct an archaeological study and potentially dig for the historical weaponry. Ward 6 City Councilor Joseph P. Lopes submitted a letter and supporting documents from…Read More