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Fall River Historical Society

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Address: 451 Rock Street, Fall River, MA 02720-3398
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+1 508-679-1071

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Tea was tremendous

Visited with group tour in late November. The society had a tea and tour of house that was decorated for holidays. Each room was different and spectacular. There was a docent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rempt2
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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with group tour in late November. The society had a tea and tour of house that was decorated for holidays. Each room was different and spectacular. There was a docent in each room to tell you about the decorations and history of the room and house. Really spectacularly 2 floor gift shop. It was fully stocked and well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We went yesterday for the first time and loved it. This museum is a true gem -- authentic upper-end house, furnishings and clothing from the 1800s, built as Fall River was becoming a prosperous city through its cotton mills. Our tour guide was fantastic--informative with a great sense of humor. The Christmas trees--4 in three rooms--are works of art. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We wanted to stop in to see the "Axe" used in the Borden murders. However the only think open was the gift shop, the rest of the place was closed because they were decorating for Christmas.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This place was excellent! We had a great tour guide who was both interesting and informative! They did have a Lizzie Borden exhibit which was cool. The rest of the rooms were amazing. The house is a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

If in the area this is a real must do! Really quite an exceptionally designed house inside, very throrough history given and well explained. Very interesting - and they even have some exhibits from the Borden trial.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The Fall River Historical Society Museum on Rock St in Fall River is a must stop for History buffs! They have 3 stories of artifacts and a top notch store selling local and national books and items. We try to go during the Christmas season because they transform the entire museum into an 18th century depiction of what a mansion... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We had been here several years ago, but decided to stop again since we were in the area. We arrived somewaht late, however we were treated to a personal tour. Our guide was very knowlegable about the house, and about Lizzie Borden. He and my wife had several good discussions about the happenings here. Great stop.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Valley Stream, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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