Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Historical Association

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

To all Guests, The City of New Bedford has started pay for beach parking on May 15, 2023 for this summer season. If you are going to the Museum, please tell them at the gate of the Fort Taber Park you are going to the museum. Park in one of the marked museum parking spots and get a parking pass at the front desk of the museum and place it on your dashboard This will allow you to park for free while you are visiting the museum. The Museum is open from 1pm to 4pm Wednesday through Sunday Admissions is always Free. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Thank you

Please Note our hours of Operation Below : 

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. Please Click the Link Below, to watch our Amazing piece on the PBS show " Treasures inside the Museum"

We Hope you enjoy watching it as much as we had Filming it.

Ladies and Gentlemen. As of the End of 2022. We have hit an incredible milestone. We have had over 100,000 guests come to our museum, and experience what we have put together. From ALL our volunteers, our staff, and our Association. Thank you ALL for your Support. We look forward to seeing more of you in the years to come.

Treasures inside the Museum - PBS Broadcast

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 Rodman-Fort Taber Park. Now on our Website.

If you view our Virtual tour of the Fort. You will find that we now have a above the Fort Drone view of the inside and a ground view on the inside of the stone fort. I hope you enjoy!!
I would like to Thank Peter Hanney of Hanney Property Solutions for all the great camera, drone and editing work for this tour of the Fort Rodman/Fort Taber Park.

Please take a look and ENJOY!!

Click Link Below to Start Your Tour

Virtual Tour of Fort Rodman



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




The Joe Langlois Dedication

Ladies and Gentleman,  Recently, We Honored Our Friend and Late Association President Joe Langlois. With a Dedication in our North Wing. The Dedication was done by our current President, Bill Niedzwiedz. Joe’s Wife Janet Langlois, & Our Treasurer Bob St. Laurent. As well as others to honor our friend who Passed away on Feb 29,…

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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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