Fairhaven High School Tours

Fairhaven High School, 12 Huttleston Avenue, Route 6 Tour dates in 2022: Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon Wednesday, June 29, 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 22, 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 … [Read more...]

Henry H Rogers Walking Tour 2022

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 Tours are held weather permitting. This walk outlines the life of Standard Oil Co. executive Henry H. Rogers and the magnificent public buildings that he donated to his hometown. You'll stop at several at several locations … [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 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 become a privateer instead of joining the Navy? … [Read more...]

Riverside Cemetery Tour

Riverside Cemetery Tour 274 Main Street, Fairhaven, MA Dates for 2022: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:00 p.m. There is a limit of 12 walkers per tour. Reserve a space by emailing TourRiverside@gmail.com. Created in 1850 by Warren Delano II, the grandfather of President Franklin Delano … [Read more...]

Poverty Point Walking Tour

Poverty Point Walking Tour Saturday, April 30, 2022, 1:00 p.m. 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...]

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...]