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Fall River Historical Society

451 Rock Street, Fall River, MA
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Fall River
Type: History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We made a 'pilgrimage" to Fall River after the death of our friend and neighbor Robin Woodbridge, the Captain of the HMS Bounty, which was docked for so many years in Fall River. The museum has many artifacts, pictures, and scale models of famous sailing and steam ships. Great visit, not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

In Fall River, MA, there is an Iwo Jima Memorial in a park like setting, close to the water. Close by, there is a carousel in a windowed building, but didn't get to that today. The Iwo Jima Memorial is huge, really nice..Bricks all around it with names of service men & women with dates and mentioning of the wars... More

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New York, New York, United States
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We headed over to the Fall River Historical Society right after completing our 2nd Lizzie Borden House Tour. Kudos to Dennis Binette (assistant Curator and co-author of Parallel Lives) for taking the time to speak with us and personalizing and autographing a copy of "Parallel Lives A society History of Lizzie a. Borden and Her Fall River" for us to... More

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Visited and got a great tour . WE got in half price because one of the floors was closed.it was still very interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. There is pieces from the history of Lizzie Borden and the steamship authority... Worth the visit

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I have only been here at Christmas time. They do an amazing job decorating. If you are looking for a wonderfully artful display of Christmas then you must come here.. The gift rooms are wonderful fun as well.. Every room is an amazing delight. And at Christmas there has been no tour charge!!!

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We went during Christmas season and it was decorated old fashion style also Lizzie Bordan artifacts very cool!!!

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

It's always a treat to visit this amazing museum decorated for Christmas. Trees in both parlors and the diningroom are uniquely and differently decorated every year. The museum has made some changes in it's delightful gift shop as it now encompasses a few additional rooms on the second floor. The Christmas ornament room , we were told, will now be... More

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Beautiful victorian mansion will delight anyone interested in historic houses. A collection of Lizzie Borden artifacts of the famous murder case is on display. Great gift shop with reasonably priced jewelry scarves and interesting books and giftware. Christmas display is excellent!

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