“Dreadful Medicine” Living History

Dreadful Medicine Thursday afternoons between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., June through September WEATHER PERMITTING Fort Phoenix, south end of Fort St., Fairhaven, MA Display and discussion near fort flagpole and cannons Visit with Ezekiel Hale Boggs, a barber-dentist-surgeon from Oxford Village in the 1770s, to learn about tooth pulling, amputation, blood letting, and other scary medical practices in the days before anesthesia and clean … [Read more...]

Pirates & Privateers Presentation

Pirates & Privateers Presentation Friday mornings, 10:00 a.m., June through September WEATHER PERMITTING Fort Phoenix, south end of Fort St., Fairhaven, MA Presentation held near fort flagpole and cannons. What is the difference between a pirate and a privateer? Did either of them ever say, “Arrrrgh”? Is there pirate treasure buried on Sconticut Neck? What happens after hundreds of British redcoats eat a hearty breakfast of baked … [Read more...]

Tales of an Old Seaport Village

Tales of an Old Seaport Village Tuesday morning, 10:00 a.m., June through August. Tours begin outside the Millicent Library,  45 Center Street, Fairhaven WEATHER PERMITTING Included in HuffPost Travel "Best 50 Immersive Tours in the Northeast USA" by travel writer Malerie Yolen-Cohen Stroll through the historical center of Fairhaven, which developed between the 1760s and the 1890s as a bustling town where Yankee sea captains, business … [Read more...]

Fairhaven High School Tours

Fairhaven High School, 12 Huttleston Avenue, Route 6 Dates in 2024: Saturday, June 29, 2024, 10:00 a.m. and Noon Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2024, 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2024, 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2024, 10:00 a.m. 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 Association … [Read more...]

Riverside Cemetery Tour

Riverside Cemetery Tour 274 Main Street, Fairhaven, MA To be annunced Created in 1850 by Warren Delano II, the grandfather of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this is one of the most beautiful rural-style cemeteries in Massachusetts. The tour visits the final resting places of some of the town’s most prominent people. You’ll also see lovely examples of early tombstone art as you walk along the beautifully landscaped paths. Tour includes … [Read more...]

Poverty Point Walking Tour

Poverty Point Walking Tour Date in 2023 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 short-lived. Hear about the old burial ground and the … [Read more...]

Unitarian Memorial Church

Unitarian Memorial Church Tours 102 Green Street, Fairhaven Usually during the Homecoming Day Fair, last Saturday of June, and the Old-Time Holiday, second Saturday in December Other dates in 2023 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 … [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 Phoenix, Fairhaven Center, Poverty Point, … [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 English and Japanese may be … [Read more...]