Old Stone Schoolhouse

A 19th Century One-Room Schoolhouse

The Old Stone Schoolhouse, built in 1828, was the first district school in Fairhaven. It was open until 1896 and later was an early home of the Church of the Good Shepherd. It is one of the local schools attended in the 1840s by Manjiro Nakahama, the first Japanese person to live in the U.S. Restored in the late 1960s, the schoolhouse is now opened by appointment by the Fairhaven Office of Tourism, 508-979-4085, and by the Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society, 508-858-5303. You can learn about early education and children may play old fashioned games and try their hands at writing with pen and ink or with chalk on a slate.

40 North Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719

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