History

A collection of history videos produced by the Office of Tourism can be found here: HISTORY VIDEOS

A comprehensive list of the historical sources used by the Office of Tourism in the creation of its walking tours, printed brochures, and this website can be found here: HISTORICAL SOURCES

A good starting point for local historical research is the Archives Department at the Millicent Library. Questions related to Fairhaven history should not be directed to the Office of Tourism unless they are related to its tours, printed brochures, or this website.

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John Cooke

(1607-1695) Fairhaven’s own Pilgrim John Cooke, the oldest child of...
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The Delano Family

The Delano Family: Presidential Ancestors LT. JONATHAN DELANO, FAIRHAVEN’S PRESIDENTIAL...
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Joseph Bates Jr.

(1792-1872) Founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Joseph Bates Jr....
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Manjiro Nakahama

(1827-1898) Lived in Fairhaven 1843-1846 Returned to Japan 1851 In...
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Henry H. Rogers

(1840-1909) Henry Huttleston Rogers was born in Fairhaven in 1840,...
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Capt. Joshua Slocum

(1844-1909) First man to sail alone around the world On...
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Fort Phoenix

Historical Fort Phoenix (1775-1876) South end of Fort Street, Fairhaven,...
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Old Stone School House

Old Stone Schoolhouse (1828) 40 North St., Fairhaven Open by...
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