Welcome to Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Fairhaven, Massachusetts
, is a lovely seaside community on the shore of Buzzards Bay, directly across the harbor from the famed whaling port of New Bedford. To reach Fairhaven by car, take Exit 18 off Route I-195, halfway between Providence, RI, and Cape Cod.

Free Historical Tours

Photo by Anne O'Brien

The Office of Tourism presents free historical walking tours on a regular schedule from spring to fall. In addition, visiting groups and tour operators may arrange in advance for custom tours.

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.

Pirates & Privateers Presentation 
at Fort Phoenix
Friday mornings, 10:00 a.m.
June through September.
Tour begins at Fort Phoenix
Fort Street.
Greybeard and Abby tell about historical pirates and privateers along with the history of the Revolutionary War era fort. Abby talks about surgery and medicine. The presentation features a demonstration firing of a black powder swivel cannon.

Tours of Riverside Cemetery are scheduled throughout the summer and fall. Check the Events Listings for dates and times.

To pre-arrange group tours, call 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov.