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Fall River Historical Society

Address: 451 Rock Street, Fall River, MA
Phone Number: 508-679-1071
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Fall River
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Newport, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is very interesting especially for the Lizzie Borden fans but good place to find out about the old Fall River. Gardens re pretty. Really worth a trip

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Lenox Dale, Massachusetts
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57 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stopped in Fall River to see the Lizzie Borden exhibit at the Fall River Historical Society after a weekend in Cape Cod. Unfortunately, you can only go on a guided tour and we would need to wait and hour and a half for the first tour. A phone call would have saved me a lot of disappointment.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I visited the Historical Society last week and was given a fabulous tour of the mansion and the history of Fall River by Sue. I'm a history buff and just learning about the families who lived in the mansion over the decades was just delightful. I could have listened and asked questions for hours. I next went to stay at... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgable. Loved the Lizzie Borden room was awesome. The rest of the house very beautiful with authentic furnishings, wardrobe, and artifacts from 19th century. Would loved to have at least touched one key on the piano(they rope off area where tourists can't enter) but I can certainly understand the need to preserve everything... More 

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