Long Plain Museum

Long Plain Museum (1875) 1203 Main Street, Acushnet Sunday, June through Labor Day, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. And by appointment The Long Plain Museum was originally built in 1875 as the Long Plain School House. The school closed in 1972 and the building was then reopened as a local history museum. It is now operated by the Acushnet Historical Society. The museum features four rooms focusing on the Acushnet whaling heritage, the blacksmith … [Read more...]

Acushnet Cemetery

Photo © courtesy of Frank C. Grace Acushnet Cemetery (est. ca. 1711) 91 Main Street, Acushnet Open sunrise to sunset, year round 508-995-1888 The Acushnet Cemetery is an extension of the old colonial burying ground, established in the reign of Queen Anne in 1711 on land that had belonged to John Jenney. In days gone by it was known as the "Precinct Cemetery" or "Burial Hill." It is the burial place of some of the area's earliest … [Read more...]

Acushnet River Valley Golf Course

Acushnet River Valley Golf Course 685 Main Street, Acushnet April through October sunrise to sunset, seven days November through March 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Acushnet River Valley Golf Course is a championship golf facility owned by the Town of Acushnet. The course layout is a true gem, designed by nationally-renowned golf course architect Brian Silva. The course features a challenging, yet golfer-friendly layout offering up two distinct … [Read more...]

White’s Factory Ruins

White's Factory Ruins (rebuilt 1831) 106 Hamlin Street, Acushnet Daylight hours At this place on the Acushnet River, a dam was first built in 1746. About 1799, William White Sr. built a stone, water-powered cotton mill, which was run by him and three of his sons. The mill was heavily damaged by a fire around 1830 and was rebuilt the following year. A second fire in 1854 ended that business. The mill was then converted to a sawmill by Samuel … [Read more...]

Marc Antone Playground at Pope Park

Marc Antone Playground Pope Park Main and Pope Streets, Acushnet Daylight hours, year round The public playground at Pope Park has equipment for younger and older children, swings and picnic tables. In 2011 it was named after Acushnet resident Marc Antone for his work on upgrading the playground and the sports fields at the park. Open during daylight hours, year round. Free parking. … [Read more...]

Long Plain Friends Quaker Meeting House

Long Plain Friends Quaker Meeting House (1759) 1341 Main Street, Acushnet Hours by appointment 508-961-7842 Built in 1759, the Long Plain Friends Meetinghouse is the oldest church building in Southeastern Massachusetts. In 1985 the deteriorated building was take over from the Society of Friends by the Acushnet Historical Commission. It was completely restored through the efforts of volunteers, using funds from the Town of Acushnet, … [Read more...]

The Sawmill

The Sawmill 32 Mill Road, Acushnet Open dawn to dusk, year round (Learning Center has limited hours) Discover what makes the Acushnet River special at The Sawmill, a popular park in Acushnet. Take a walk on the nature trails—including some that are ADA accessible, go fishing, paddle a canoe upriver, or look for birds and wildlife. Explore inside the Hawes Family Learning Center, where informational exhibits tell the river’s story. Most … [Read more...]

LaPalme Farm

LaPalme Farm Blain Street, Acushnet Open dawn to dusk, year round With nearly 50 acres of meadows and forests, LaPalme Farm celebrates Acushnet’s natural beauty and pastoral charm. It was once a dairy farm operated by the neighboring convent. Today, hikers can explore more than a mile of trails on a journey through the Acushnet River Reserve. Though it’s located just minutes from bustling neighborhoods in Acushnet, Fairhaven, and New … [Read more...]

Lake Street/Old Reservoir

Lake Street/Old Reservoir 104 Lake Street, Acushnet Sunrise to sunset, year round Known simply as “Lake Street” by locals, the New Bedford Reservoir in Acushnet is a haven for paddling, fishing, and wildlife watching. With access to a network of four freshwater ponds that form the peaceful headwaters of the Acushnet River, this town-owned property offers an escape from the city where you can explore, relax, and enjoy nature. The free, … [Read more...]

River View Park

River View Park west end of Guillotte St. at River Rd., Acushnet Sunrise to sun set A small, restful "pocket park," offers a quiet relaxation place with two park benches overlooking the Acushnet River. The property is owned and maintained by the Town of Acushnet. … [Read more...]