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Fort Phoenix State Reservation

Fort Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719
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History Galore!

If you are a history buff, this is the place to visit. Actually all of New England is full of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debby A
Historical Site Not to be Missed

Very important but largely overlooked historical site, Fort Phoenix State Reservation is a very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rick J
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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“naval battle” (9 reviews)
“buzzards bay” (8 reviews)
“sea shells” (3 reviews)
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Fort Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a history buff, this is the place to visit. Actually all of New England is full of history. I learn something new every time I go. I have traveled to New England, Fairhaven, Mass specifically. Great vacation spot.

Thank Debby A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very important but largely overlooked historical site, Fort Phoenix State Reservation is a very interesting site to visit. Extremely peaceful now, it was the site of important Revolutionary War battles. Walking on the serene beaches overlooking the Buzzards Bay entrance to New Bedford Harbor, it...More

2  Thank Rick J
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I'm not sure I'd drive out from Iowa to come to this park , BUT if I were visiting New England and / or New Bedford and Cape Cod, it makes for a great stop. It's the scene of the 1st Navel battle of our...More

Thank Uncle-Tonoose
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is really an important historical site, being the location of the first naval battle in the Revolutionary war. To be fair not much remains intact, but there are a few cannons and explanatory signs detailing the background. Nonetheless, we enjoyed our brirf visit here.

Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We stumbled across Fort Phoenix while exploring southeastern Massachusetts. Well kept grounds consisting of several acres of granite, some Revolutionary War cannons, a peaceful hilltop vista with a few soulful, brave trees arising almost from the granite itself. Good view of the bay and across...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 18 July 2017 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 10 July 2017

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 24 June 2017 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

1  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
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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
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