Henry H Rogers Walking Tour 2021

Henry H. Rogers Walking Tour Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10:00 a.m. beginning of June through end of September. Tours begin outside the Town Hall, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven WEATHER PERMITTING Tour size limited to 25 people. Face coverings are optional. This shortened "pandemic-friendly" walk outlines the life of Standard Oil Co. executive Henry H. Rogers and the magnificent public buildings … [Read more...]

Pirates & Privateers Presentation

Pirates & Privateers Presentation Friday mornings, 10:00 a.m., June through September WEATHER PERMITTING Wearing masks for public safety is optional. Fort Phoenix, south end of Fort St., Fairhaven, MA Tour begins at fort flagpole. Also presented by appointment for groups See a short promo video here: Is there really pirate treasure buried by Captain Kidd on Sconticut Neck? Why might you … [Read more...]

Riverside Cemetery Tour

Riverside Cemetery Tour 274 Main Street, Fairhaven, MA Wednesdays, June 23 and July 21, August 25, 6:00 p.m. Limit 15 people. Wearing masks for public safety is optional. Reservations Required. Email TourRiverside@gmail.com to reserve your place on the tour. 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...]

Poverty Point Walking Tour

Poverty Point Walking Tour Revisited Future dates to be announced. Starts at Cooke Memorial Park, Pilgrim Ave. (Parking on west side of Cherry St. and south side of Pilgrim Ave.) A revised and updated walk along a new tour route in the oldest village area in present-day Fairhaven. This area, once known as Oxford Village got the nickname Poverty Point around 1810, but the downturn of fortune was … [Read more...]

Fairhaven High School Tours

Fairhaven High School, 12 Huttleston Avenue, Route 6 There will be no tours in 2021 Tour the “Castle on the Hill,” which was donated to the town in 1906 by Fairhaven's famous philanthropist Henry Huttleston Rogers. All tours will be conducted by FHS Alumni President Bob Foster and will meet in the Rotunda at the front of the building on the Huttleston Avenue (Route 6) side of the building. The tour … [Read more...]

Unitarian Memorial Church

Unitarian Memorial Church Tours 102 Green Street, Fairhaven Tours dates and times to be announced.   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 Indiana limestone by European artisans including Italian stone cutters … [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...]