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Fort Phoenix State Reservation

Fort Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719
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Fascinating Revolutionary War Fortress

Although not much remains of the actual fortress itself, the exhibits, memorial plaques, cannons... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rita S
Brevard County, Florida
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Great Historical Moment!

We visited the site of the 1st naval battle of the Revolution.  Fort Phoenix was the guardian of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janina D
Shelton, CT
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Fort Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although not much remains of the actual fortress itself, the exhibits, memorial plaques, cannons, & staffed flag pole make for an interesting and exciting day trip and provide an overview of the historical significance of this area. Walk the grounds, examine the architectural style, the...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the site of the 1st naval battle of the Revolution.  Fort Phoenix was the guardian of their whaling port from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War.  Fort Phoenix state beach and reservation lies just to the east of the historic fort.  I...More

Thank Janina D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife grew up in Fairhaven so she loves coming home, especially to the Fort. We brought two teens with us today and had a great time climbing safely on the rocks, wading in the water, and enjoying the beautiful day. Important notes: 1. Parking...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 22 May 2017

If you are visiting in the Fairhaven/New Bedford area a trip to Ft Phoenix is a must visit attraction. Along with a nice sandy beach included, the Fort itself provides splendorous views of Buzzards Bay. On a clear day you can see all the way...More

Thank desron1
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This location of the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War Fort Phoenix is a gem. Many time period cannons overlook the New Bedford/Fairhaven harbor. Placards describe in brief the history behind the fort. Ample parking except for the summer months when many locals and...More

Thank BlueDevil67
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful recreation area, walk on the beach, explore the huge rocks, learn about the history of fort Phoenix! A great time to relax and take in the views!

Thank Margo T
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a state park that is located near the City of New Bedford. The bathhouse was clean and the beach is split in two. One side is guarded. Great spot to watch the boats coming and going out of New Bedford harbor. They is...More

Thank DavidMHoldenMA
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is an interesting old fort, though not much remains besides the cannons and the rocky hill the fort was situated on. The grounds are very nice, and provide a good place to picnic, relax, and look out over Buzzards Bay.

Thank JCOA2010
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Has a lot of history, one of the forts protecting New Bedford Harbor, in the winter great for seabirds. has a beach and tennis courts

Thank 821Bee
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I was visiting Fairhaven for the day, and decided to check out Fort Phoenix. Views are amazing, cool history and rock formations are really interesting too. On a warm summer day, I can see that this would be a terrific place to hang out in...More

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29 April 2016|
Response from Jenn M | Reviewed this property |
The address for Fort Phoenix is below. It is located at the end of Green Street. Fort Phoenix State Reservation Green St Fairhaven, MA 02719