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Fairhaven Visitors Center

 

The Fairhaven Visitors Center and Office of Tourism promote attractions and activities in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. It provides information about local attractions, accommodations, marinas, businesses and history, and also produces and distributes maps and brochures.

The Fairhaven Visitors Center also provides free historical walking tours during the spring, summer and fall, as well as free guide service and custom tours for visiting groups and commercial tour operators. The historical walking tours include:

Henry H. Rogers Walking Tours
Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10:00 a.m.
June through September.
Tours begin outside the Town Hall, 40 Center Street.
This 90-minute walk outlines the life of Standard Oil Co. millionaire Henry H. Rogers and the magnificent public buildings that he donated to his hometown.

Fort Phoenix Minuteman Tour
Thursday afternoons, 2:00 p.m.
June through September.
Tour begins at Fort Phoenix flagpole, Fort Street.
A Revolutionary War period militiaman guides this one-hour tour about the fort that guarded Fairhaven’s harbor through three wars. Tour includes flintlock rifle firing demonstration.

Goodwife Spooner’s Fort Phoenix Tour
Friday afternoons, 2:00 p.m. July and August.
Begins at Fort Phoenix flagpole, Fort Street.
Learn the history of Fort Phoenix and about life during the American Revolution from the point of view of an 18th century woman from Fair-Haven Village.

 

The Fairhaven Visitors Center also sponsors the town’s annual Fourth of July Parade and Fort Phoenix program, and coordinates the town’s annual Old-Time Holiday Weekend in December.

Parking is available in the Fairhaven High School lot next to the building.

It is open year round. Fall, winter and spring hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.