Captain Haskell’s Octagon House

Pet Friendly Bed & Breakfast:

The OCTAGON HOUSE was built in 1847-1848 by the housewright John Vinal for the master of the New Bedford whaler Mercury, Captain Fordyce Dennis Haskell and his wife Sylvia. Bays, other additions and architectural embellishments were added in the 1860s by whale oil merchant John Hastings.

We invite you to enjoy with us the many original details of this Century old unusual architectural treasure – the marble fireplaces, Staffordshire tile hearths, oak parquet floors, carved papyrus leaf door casings, spiral staircase, the marble-floored conservatory dating from the l860s renovation, and the recreated old-fashioned city garden.