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Fall River Historical Society

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A Victorian House Tour and Highlights of a City's History

Fall River was once home to a thriving textile industry and the city still boasts many palatial old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy C
Barrington, Rhode Island
Should be first stop

Our first stop on our Fall River All things Lizzie Borden Tour was the Fall River Historical... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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451 Rock St, Fall River, MA 02720-3398
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fall River was once home to a thriving textile industry and the city still boasts many palatial old homes dating from the mills’ heyday. The Fall River Historical Society is located in one such Victorian mansion owned (lastly) by the Brayton family. The building boasts...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Our first stop on our Fall River All things Lizzie Borden Tour was the Fall River Historical Society. The house is an elegant period house with unusual features. You ill be lucky if the curator give a talk for your group. He was entertaining and...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Beautiful Victorian House decked out for the holidays! Take the time to visit this house this holiday season..We went last week and had a tour with two very knowledgeable women.Barbara and Joan. Loved it!

1  Thank sisliz101
Reviewed 8 December 2017

If you're trying to place a phone call asking to make a reservation for a Sunday afternoon, it seems like they are very unresponsive. All I ask is if I can make a reservation. I left a voicemail in the morning. They called back leaving...More

2  Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We were directed here by the staff at the Lizzie Borden House, and decided on this instead if the rail museum as it was pouring. We are so glad we went! The society is housed in a beautiful period Mansion. The decor and furniture rival...More

1  Thank everyones-a-critic
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We have a NARM membership, so we got in for FREE, and they did provide an excellent tour of the building. Archetecturally amazing, and history is interesting as well. Largest Lizzie Borden collection, with a room dedicated to that topic. Lizzie Borden enthusiasts this is...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Do not miss this tour through a gorgeous estate , History and craftsmanship beyond compare . A room also devoted to the Lizzie Borden controversy.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I came for a historical account of the Lizzie Borden trial and to see the real artifacts (Abby Bordens hairpiece among other things) and was not disappointed. Our tour guide was fantastic. Really stuck to the facts. Beyond the Borden memorobilia tho take time to...More

1  Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have been visiting here since I was a youngster. I am always in awe. They have nice grounds, the interior is well kept and you can tell the staff takes great pride in their work.

Thank madalenamaede3
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Went to Lizzie Borden B & B then heard about the Fall River Historical Society. Nice surprise- Dave the tour guide was friendly, polite, funny and full of facts about the history of Fall River. If you are touring the Lizzie Borden house stop at...More

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