What makes Fairhaven/New Bedford so amazing?



Links to cultural attractions and local businesses



What makes Fairhaven so amazing?


Fairhaven has a rich history dating back to the whaling era. Henry Huttleston Rogers of Standard Oil wealth built many structures and gifted them to the townspeople of Fairhaven including the Town Hall, Millicent Library, and the Rogers Elementary School and Fairhaven High School. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used to summer in Fairhaven with his maternal grandparents and the family home is now a Bed and Breakfast on Walnut Street.


The shores of the center of Fairhaven are on the New Bedford Harbor and are shared with the city, the port with the most valuable fishing catch in the country. Northeast Maritime Institute is located in the heart of the center of town and our building was the first Unitarian Church in town and later the Boy’s and Girl’s Club.


Links to local businesses and cultural attractions throughout Fairhaven area:


Arthur Moniz Gallery

Fairhaven Visitor’s Center

Fort Taber / Fort Rodman

Joshua Slocum

New Bedford Whaling Museum

Whitfield- Manjiro Friendship Society

West Island Weather

The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

AHA Night (Second Thursday of the month)

Buttonwood Park Zoo

Capt. Joshua Slocum Monument

Carvalho Farm

Fort Phoenix

Free Little Libraries

Judith Klein Art Gallery

New Bedford Art Museum

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Phoenix Bike Trail

Seamen's Bethel

Seastreak - Ferry Service to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

Shipyard Farm

University Art Gallery


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