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Fall River Historical Society

451 Rock Street, Fall River, MA
508-679-1071
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Fall River
Type: History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Pinnacle, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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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Newport News, Virginia
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52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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
43 helpful votes 43 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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Boylston
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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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210 reviews 210 reviews
104 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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