Henry H. Rogers Walking Tour

Henry H. Rogers Walking Tour Included in HuffPost Travel "Best 50 Immersive Tours in the Northeast USA" by travel writer Malerie Yolen-Cohen photo by James Mahaney Henry H. Rogers Walking Tour Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10:00 a.m. June through September. Tours begin outside the Town Hall, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven This 90-minute walk outlines the life of Standard Oil Co. executive … [Read more...]

Pirates & Privateers Presentation

Pirates & Privateers Presentation Friday mornings, 10:00 a.m., June through September Fort Phoenix, south end of Fort St., Fairhaven, MA Tour begins at fort flagpole. Also presented by appointment for groups New in 2016— Is there really pirate treasure buried on Sconticut Neck? Why might you become a privateer instead of joining the Navy? What's the deal with the parrot on the … [Read more...]

Riverside Cemetery Tour

Riverside Cemetery Tour 274 Main Street, Fairhaven, MA Dates in 2017: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Created in 1850 by Warren Delano II, the grandfather of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this is one of the most beautiful rural-style … [Read more...]

Fairhaven High School Tours

Fairhaven High School, 12 Huttleston Avenue, Route 6 Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. & noon - 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Tour this unique Elizabethan-influence school given to the town in 1906 by Fairhaven native and Standard Oil Co. executive Henry H. Rogers. Tours are conducted by Robert Foster, … [Read more...]

Unitarian Memorial Church

Unitarian Memorial Church Tours 102 Green Street, Fairhaven Tours Tuesdays and Thursdays,  2:00 to 4:00 p.m., July and August. Winter Tours by appointment directly with the church Dedicated in October 1904, this English Perpendicular Gothic style “cathedral” was designed by architect Charles Brigham and built by Henry H. Rogers in memory of his mother Mary E. Rogers. It was built of local granite and … [Read more...]

Group Tours

Custom Group Tours The Fairhaven Office of Tourism offers any of its regular walking to groups of 12 or more at no charge. Tours at different locations, ranging in time from 30 minutes to an hour, can also be custom designed for school classes of different grade levels, scout troops, group tour operators, etc. Tour locations can include one or more of the following, depending on available time: Fort … [Read more...]

Manjiro Trail

Manjiro Trail Tours By appointment with the Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society E-mail: Gerry@WMFriendshipHouse.org or call 508-858-5303 or 508-995-1219 The Manjiro Trail includes site around Fairhaven that are closely associated with Manjiro Nakahama, the first Japanese person to live in America, who lived with the family of Capt. William Whitfield in the 1840s. Self guided sheets in both … [Read more...]