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Fall River Historical Society

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Address: 451 Rock Street, Fall River, MA
Phone Number: 508-679-1071
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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Beautiful at Christmas

I go there during the Christmas Season to see all the beautiful Victorian Christmas Trees with my family. They offer guided tours or you can your on your own. It's also nice to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I go there during the Christmas Season to see all the beautiful Victorian Christmas Trees with my family. They offer guided tours or you can your on your own. It's also nice to see anytime during the year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We went there on the recommendation of the tour guides of the lizzie borden house. We were expecting a self guided tour. Instead we paid for a guided tour. We were the only ones and we had to wait till exactly 2pm for a tour. What we ended up getting was an amazing tour by 2 passionate ladies of an... More 

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swansea MA 02777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you are in the Fall River area and have an hour or two this is one place to visit. Here is where you can step back in time and find a great example of early Fall River history. Not to be missed is the Christmas season when the entire home is decorated for the holiday. Tours are personal and... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you are interested in Fall River history this is the place to visit. They have a Lizzie Borden display. History of the Fall Rive line which were steam vessels running from Fall River to New York City. History of the cotton mills thrived in the 19th and early 20th century. It was once known as "the cotton city" Michael... More 

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Located in another Gilded Age house museum, we visited on the first day that the house was open for its holiday decoration exhibit, so it was quite crowded, but we still got to see some very interesting installations about the Lizzie Borden case (including her recipe for meatloaf) and other aspects of Fall River's past. Even the curator was on... More 

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I Love this museum especially at Christmas. They deck the halls and all the rooms with the wonderful magic of Christmas. This old Victorian Mansion is such a wonderful treat for the soul. This place stirs the imagination at Christmas and all year long. My favorite time is of course Christmas time. I have gone to the Newport Mansions and... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've toured many historic homes over the years, but this one was truly enjoyable. The house was beautifully decorated for the Holidays .... with each room having its own Christmas tree and unique decorations. The bedroom was my favorite, cozy, warm and inviting. The volunteer guides were informative and did not hold back on providing detailed information about the home... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited the Historical Society a couple of years ago while visiting the area and toured the Museum. We were very impressed with the information about the Fall River area past and the detail with which it is maintained by the staff. Others have mention the Lizzie display and information about her and the info on the people of Fall... More 

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Pinnacle, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We toured the house and enjoyed the tour guide who was very knowledgeable about the history of the home, the family who lived there, etc. They also had an extensive collection of Lizzie Borden artifacts

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Westfield, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The people at the historical society were extremely knowledgeable and kind. The beautiful house that is home to the society has some very interesting exhibits; that said, if you are going there solely for the Lizzie Borden exhibit and have already been to the Borden house, I would suggest saving your money. You’re going to hear the same stories and... More 

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Address: Address: 451 Rock Street, Fall River, MA
Phone Number: 508-679-1071
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Fall River

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