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Founded in 1921, Fall River Historical Society (FRHS), the oldest cultural institution in Fall River, Massachusetts, is dedicated to preserving the history of Fall River and sharing it with the public. We maintain significant collections of costumes and accessories, decorative arts, furniture, ephemera, photographs, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and manuscripts. We also have distinguished maritime and Fall River textile industry collections.Plan to visit Fall River Historical Society during your Fall River vacation using our convenient Fall River journey maker.
The museum is housed in a French Second Empire mansion that was once a station on the Underground Railroad. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the structure features a magnificent period interior, while our beautiful grounds with Victorian gardens provide a memorable venue for functions such as weddings and cocktail parties and for special events. Our exhibits include the world’s largest collection of artifacts pertaining to the life and trial of Lizzie Borden, and the FRHS curators are recognized as leading Borden case authorities. Our distinctions also include The Charlton Library of Fall River History, a first-rate Museum Shop & Boutique, our annual Holiday Open House, and Easton Tea Room, a popular spot for social events and meetings.
To promote public understanding of Fall River history, we stage exhibits, host lecture series, and partner with the city and other organizations to present events for the benefit of the community. We are a leading provider of cultural and family-friendly events such as plays, concerts, and festivals.
Fall River Historical Society reviews
Located in a well preserved 19th century mansion, the site is a virtual museum. Includes a small gift shop/book store with items relating to the history of the city and the Lizzy Borden case. Staff.... more
Located in a well preserved 19th century mansion, the site is a virtual museum. Includes a small gift shop/book store with items relating to the history of the city and the Lizzy Borden case. Staff.... more »
The tour is about an hour and the tour guide, Danielle, was fabulous. She walked us through the few rooms in the house while telling us about the fascinating building, artwork, furniture. The Lizzie.... more
The tour is about an hour and the tour guide, Danielle, was fabulous. She walked us through the few rooms in the house while telling us about the fascinating building, artwork, furniture. The Lizzie.... more »
Great tour of a beautiful house with lots of history shared. Tour reasonably priced. Largest collection of Lizzie memorabilia. Unfortunately they don’t allow pictures. Gift shop is well stocked with cool stuff.
I absolutely love going there it’s got a lot of Fall River history and books. And the staff is very knowledgeable. I been going there since I was 12 (1992 I love history and especially my city’s history) and I’m 43 and I still go and can spend hours just reading the books and buying them! If you ever get the chance I’d suggest you check it out! What is it going to hurt? Know your city’s history and see the beautiful tour (sometimes they have Lizzie Bordens memorabilia or they did when I was a kid, you can always call) it’s a must see!!
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