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Address: Fairhaven, MA
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This church is a premier example of the English Gothic style.

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Amazing Architecture

The facade of this building is magnificent and is the perfect preclude to visiting the interior. Be advised that visiting hours differ by season and you are urged to check the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
BlueDevil67
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The facade of this building is magnificent and is the perfect preclude to visiting the interior. Be advised that visiting hours differ by season and you are urged to check the website for details as well as any special events being conducted.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

this church was built by many thing from many countrys and many artis from differant countrys. paid by H Rogers and many other building in town city hall and high school You got to see it and the other buildings

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Fairhaven, MA
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Exquisite architecture. Perfect for nighttime photo opportunities. See a bit of Europe without traveling there.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The outside is beautiful- so much detail and artistry. I only wish someone would have been around so we could have seen the inside. Outside of services, it seems the church is locked, except for some afternoons in the summer. Hopefully I will make it back someday when it is open. It is still worth visiting the exterior

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Miesbach, Germany
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I really like classic European church architecture. And, I especially like the Gargoyles typically found on European churches. A beautiful European Cathedral is located in the center of Fairhaven. The Cathedral was a gift to the people of Fairhaven by Henry Huttleston Rogers. Rogers, a Standard Oil magnate, grew up in Fairhaven and was the town benefactor. The outside of... More 

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Thank Sinclay
Fairhaven, MA
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Henry Huttleston Rogers, a native of Fairhaven, who left and made his fortune in Standard Oil, never forgot the town of his birth, and had this magnificent church built at the turn of the 20th century to honor his mother. With artisans from Italy helping to build this "cathedral" that dominates the center of historic Fairhaven, it is easy to... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Another of Fairhaven's architectural masterpieces, this Unitarian church looks more like a gothic cathedral. The stained glass, wood carving, and stonework are all magnificent.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This beautiful church, built by Fairhaven's benefactor, Henry Huttleston Rogers, is a gem of architecture. Gorgeous wood carvings, magnificent stained glass and unique features which spared no expense can be viewed during the summer months and special occasions when tours are provided on Tuesdays and Thursday's from 2. -4. The historic building is maintained by a dedicated congregation of Unitarian... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
721 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 520 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

This Gothic structure stands as a sentinel to the divine in the center of Fairhaven. Its ivy-covered exterior with a huge gate doorway that leads into the sanctuary or out into a beautiful garden in the back. The building exudes a cathedral ambiance until you get inside where you find the simple lines of New England Puritanism blended with Unitarianism... More 

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Thank jeffl499
Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The church looks like it was dropped out of Europe, great architecture. The ideal place to plan a wedding or wedding pictures.

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