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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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Hard to find, but nice once we got there

Went to this place on the advice of a local firefighter we met at Lizzie Borden's. They did have some more Borden memorabilia, as well as some interesting set ups of elegant old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this place on the advice of a local firefighter we met at Lizzie Borden's. They did have some more Borden memorabilia, as well as some interesting set ups of elegant old homes in the area, circa late 1800's. Also lots of souvenirs and local literature. A nice little gift store/attraction/ historic site.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

A Victorian home filled with historic treasures. The Christmas display is wonderful. You'll usually find at least three Christmas trees decorated to the hilt. One room even features and upside down tree, resembling a huge chandelier. The gift shop is a gem as well, several books about the history of Fall River are available. Visiting during the holiday season is... More 

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I always try to stop by in December for their beautiful Christmas displays. There is no charge to visit during the holiday season and donations are welcomed. The guided tour is short and sweet and very informative, and you can linger and browse if you would like. The grand pocket doors and lighting details are something you don't see anymore.... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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157 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The Fall River Historical Society does a great job maintaining the extensive history of all things Fall River. They have and extensive research library located downstairs. The gift shop has a large selection of books on the area and its people. The actual house was originally a few blocks away and was taken apart piece by piece and reassembled at... More 

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Westbrook, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful tour in a beautiful setting. Could not get over how big the rooms were. Make sure you take the tour as it is worth it. Not only do you see original crime scene photos and evidence from the Lizzie Borden trial but you will see other historical items pertaining to Fall River.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I had booked a room at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast but could not register there until after 4pm so I decided to visit the Fall River Historical Society, which was within walking distance. The house was absolutely beautiful and full of incredible artifacts. Just like stepping back in time! I especially enjoyed the Borden exhibition. It was fascinating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Learned alot about the area. The house was beautiful. So much detail. They had a nice display of Lizzie Borden artifacts and much more.

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1 Thank Kristin S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

To see the artifacts of the Borden case, you have to take a tour. Two guides who are very prolific in their knowledge tell information about Lizzie. Very informative. There is an extra tour of the actual house if you want. Beautiful house.

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boston
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Any one between 5 - 90 would love the Fall River historical society. There are many items in each room that cover a time in history.

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Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
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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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