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Fall River Historical Society

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Address: 451 Rock St, Fall River, MA 02720-3398
Phone Number: 508-679-1071

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during the month of august they have great free concerts on saturday or sunday nights you get a cocktail or beer to go with your hamburgers hot dogs,or pulled pork sandwiches the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2016
Roger L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

during the month of august they have great free concerts on saturday or sunday nights you get a cocktail or beer to go with your hamburgers hot dogs,or pulled pork sandwiches the grounds are immaculate and they have great gift shop around christmas they decorate the gift shop and grounds it just beautiful if you go to the concerts bring... More 

Thank Roger L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

It was so cool; however, I think that the building is super small. During Christmas, it is better to look at the trees. Each one is different.

Thank Liz B
Valley Stream, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Our tour guide, David, was excellent. He provided an informative and interesting tour of this magnificent home. The artwork on the walls was almost as beautiful as the furnishings and carvings that make up the home. Highly recommend this if visiting the Borden home.

Thank Sheryl S
Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

when i was younger i enjoyed going there. it is not a nice now as it was than. seems to be a lot of the things i remember are no longer on display.......verry disapointed

Thank Ray R
Berkley, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

One of Fall River's treasured historic locations. A wonderful place to visit, especially during the Christmas season. Enjoy memorabilia of Victorian days gone by!

Thank Theodore L
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This was a great stop on our way to the Lizzie Borden House. The history behind this house was fascinating. They were also very knowledgeable about the Lizzie Borden story. The have on display the actual evidence used in the courtroom. The staff was very friendly.

Thank anlxn
Fall River, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Truly a unique place at Christmas time. Parking can be difficult at different times of the day. History there is fantastic.

Thank rthibault105
Nashville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

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.

Thank commentator_11
Fall River, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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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 

Thank rdesro
Fall River, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank EllyTex

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