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Lafayette Durfee House

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History is alive!

What a wonderful gem. This place is just outside of the busy Downton area of Fall River, just... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2018
Fall River, Massachusetts
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A hidden gem in Fall River

My husband and I have gone to two events at the Lafayette Durfee House, and both were great... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
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" Fall River's Link to American Revolution" This is the home of Col Joseph Durfee who led the Fall River militia during the War for Independence and was frequently visited by the Marquis de Lafayette during this time period. Displays will include...more
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94 Cherry St, Fall River, MA 02720-2317
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful gem. This place is just outside of the busy Downton area of Fall River, just across route 79 from Battleship Cove (although there's no easy way to walk from one to the other) Guides are dressed in period attire and are loaded...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Walt_Lucas
Reviewed November 20, 2018

My husband and I have gone to two events at the Lafayette Durfee House, and both were great! Speakers are knowledgeable about their subject matter, and the house is amazing. History brought to life. Well worth the visit if you're in the area!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

The Lafayette Durfee House is a wonderful piece of restored history,we spent a couple of hours listening to the events that took place in 1778 @ The Battle of Falls River,with pictures ,dates and names of historical people ,our historian was a gentlemen named Chris...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

We traveled there to see a showing of my friends photography. We were delighted to find a treasure of a home. The volunteers that help with the tours are wonderful. Answered any questions we had . Took about an hour to visit .

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Christina O
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Arrived twice on a Wednesday afternoon, but could not find a sign that it was open that day. Someone else had posted a review from Aug. 1 stating that they had visited, but not open on Aug. 2

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank The-Flying-Circus
Marketing l, Public Relations Manager at Lafayette Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

really sorry we are only open Sundays 1- 4 Pm labor Day to Christmas then occasionally through the year. Please, email us next time before you come and we will open up for you!

Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

The lafayette-durfee house is nestled within a residential area but stepping inside takes you back centuries. The museum staff are very friendly and knowledgable and many were dressed in period garments. There were activities for children and my nephew (2yrs) enjoyed his time spent there...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Briellen D
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

This was a very enjoyable experience and I learned a lot. The staff was very knowledgeable, and had answers for every question we had. I look forward to going again and bringing more friends with me to share the learning experience.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Colby C
Reviewed April 23, 2017

The people are dressed in period costume and have a great deal of detail about how people dressed then common modern expressions that had their origin way back when. Also amazing info on medical tools of the time which are kind of gruesome but interesting....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Cassysj
Marketing l, Public Relations Manager at Lafayette Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Thank you​ for your review we hope you enjoyed your visit and will stop by to see us again!

Reviewed March 27, 2017

A very well put together museum taking you back to the 1700's when the house was built. Lots of historical information and both floors were well laid out. No set price to see - just a donation of your choice - but well worth the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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LDHsocial, Public Relations Manager at Lafayette Durfee House, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review

Reviewed December 18, 2016

I visited today and was very happy to have gone to this colonial house. This was my first visit to this museum. Very nice people who are members of the non-profit group that runs the place. I was given a nice tour by Chris, who...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Response from Marketing l | Property representative |
The house id names for The Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Durfee. It was thomas Durfee's home in 1750 and he entertained the young French General in 1780 at this very home! Please come by and see us. It is Free