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Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum

396 County St, New Bedford, MA 02740-4934
+1 508-997-1401
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Very informative

A trip into history. Interesting how people lived back in the day. The house and grounds are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jim H
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Superb Historic House

Excellent, beautiful home of the top whaling barons. In beautiful shape. Very nice gardens. Nice to... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Tad C
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396 County St, New Bedford, MA 02740-4934
+1 508-997-1401
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A trip into history. Interesting how people lived back in the day. The house and grounds are magnificent If you visit New Bedford, after the Whaling museum this is a good next stop on your tour

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent, beautiful home of the top whaling barons. In beautiful shape. Very nice gardens. Nice to be able to wander through it without someone lecturing you. They just need to let more people know about this historic gem. --Tad and Peggy Campion

Thank Tad C
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Very interesting old house that presents an excellent window on how some of the people who helped build the whaling industry lived. Visitors will learn lots of interesting information about the industry, which was very important during its time. The tour guide was very knowledgeable...More

Thank JCOA2010
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Went to a wedding there quite a few years ago and thought it was a very nice place. The grounds are maticulet. Or at least they were way back when. Very historical building.

Thank middleboro
Reviewed 27 December 2016

What a wonderful house museum! I'm sure the gardens are worth seeing during the growing season. Lovingly restored and beautifully furnished, it gave me a great idea of upper-class living along the shore of Vineyard Sound in the 19th century.

Thank DancerWriter
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed talking with tour guide about the history of this home and ability to tour on our own..even entering the bedrooms instead of peering over a rope or into glass. Gardens were lovely but wish we could gave seen them in the summer.

Thank capecodtravellers
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were amazed at how well preserved the building, its interior and furnishings, and the gardens were maintained. In particular, the partnerships used to establish and maintain the gardens were evident everywhere.

Thank zubill
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Having three successive families makes for interesting history and decor: everything from Art Deco bathrooms to original 1830s shelving; a beautiful staircase to an exhibition on travel. This is a lovely house with large and beautiful gardens, well used for weddings. Well worth a visit.

Thank ThePackedBag
Reviewed 17 October 2015

The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Gardens are open to the public for a nominal fee. I think we paid a senior rate of $5 per person. Docents are pleasant and eager to please. Though tours are usually self-guided, staff led us through the first floor rooms...More

Thank redeco
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Although our tour was last minute, the tour guide was absolutely a delight, encouraging us to park on the side street and come on in. The donation is $5. per adult. We were given a personal tour, and informed to tour the home independently. The...More

Thank JA M
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