Mattapoisett Museum

Mattapoisett Museum 5 Church Street, Mattapoisett Hours: Saturday & Sunday noon to 4:00 p.m., Thursday & Friday by appointment, Groups by appointment, 508-758-2844 At the Mattapoisett Museum, visitors enjoy engaging history exhibits ranging from Mattapoisett’s shipbuilding roots to the impact of Hurricanes on the community. Inclusive programming includes a monthly Silent Movie Night, Open Mic Night, and … [Read more...]

Ned’s Point Lighthouse

photo courtesy of Jessica DeCicco-Carey Ned's Point Lighthouse Veterans Memorial Park 50 Ned's Point Road, Mattapoisett This active navigational aid was built in 1838 when Mattapoisett was still a village of Rochester. It was built by prominent businessman and shipbuilder Leonard Hammond. The stone tower originally had a "birdcage style" lantern, which was replaced with a larger octagonal housing before 1888. A lighthouse keeper's house … [Read more...]

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation 94 Brandt Island Road, Mattapoisett Sunrise to sunset, year round This 371-acre, state-owned parcel features six trails, drawing all types of outdoor explorers – from active hikers, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers to locals looking to take a stroll with their dogs. All trails lead to the reservation’s most beautiful feature: the shoreline of Nasketucket Bay, with views of West Island and the … [Read more...]

Shipyard Park

Shipyard Park Water Street, Mattapoisett Daylight hours, plus evenings during special events With its landmark gazebo, view of Mattapoisett Harbor, and proximity to the busy Town Wharf, the grassy park offers a glimpse of traditional seaside village life. In the summer, there is a small food and ice cream shack open, and there are evening concerts and cruise nights at the park and wharf. In July, the two-day Harbor Days Festival, sponsored … [Read more...]

Mattapoisett Rail Trail

Mattapoisett Rail Trail Mattapoisett Center to Phoenix Bike Trail, Fairhaven Daylight hours, year round The Mattapoisett Rail Trail connects Fairhaven’s Phoenix Bike Path to Mattapoisett’s historic town center. The entire distance is about 5 miles, passing through forests, fields and marsh. The trail runs along the head of Mattapoisett Harbor and leads to small local roads that are easy to explore by bike. For more information see … [Read more...]

Dunseith Gardens

Dunseith Gardens 38 North Street at Route 6, Mattapoisett Home of the iconic roadside sculpture of Salty the Seahorse, the 3.5 acre property is owned and maintained by the Mattapoisett Land Trust. The park has a playground, nature trail, picnic area, and flower gardens. Originally it was the location of the home and gift shop of Henry Dunseith, with its giant seahorse luring shoppers off the old route to Cape Cod. It was willed to the Land … [Read more...]

Munn Preserve

Munn Preserve 189 Mattapoisett Neck Road, Mattapoisett Dawn to dusk, year round This 18.5-acre property overlooking Brandt Island Cove is owned by the Mattapoisett Land Trust and features an easy to walk trail through the woods to the waterfront. Children enjoy climbing on "whale rock" at the water's edge and dogs love to splash in the water. This west facing shore is a nice place for watching sunsets. A map of the preserve can be downloaded … [Read more...]

Dexter Mill-Tub Mill

Dexter Mill/Tub Mill Property Fairhaven Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett Parking lot on Mendall, opposite Highway Department Building Daylight hours, year round In the 19th and early 20th centuries, a water-powered sawmill was located at Dexter Mill. It manufactured staves for tubs and barrels. The mill building burned down during a thunderstorm in 1911. Today, only the earthen dam and mill race still exist. Tub Mill Brook flows from the north … [Read more...]

Mattapoisett Congregational Church

  Mattapoisett Congregational Church 27 Church Street, Mattapoisett 508-758-2671 Mattapoiset Congregational website … [Read more...]

St. Anthony’s Church

  St. Anthony's Church 22 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett 508-758-3719 St. Anthony's Church website … [Read more...]