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The William Rotch Jr. House, now the Rotch–Jones–Duff House and Garden Museum, is a National Historic Landmark at 396 County Street in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in the United States. The three families whose names are attached to it were all closely tied to the city's nineteenth-century dominance of the whaling industry. Because of this, the house is part of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a New Bedford trip simple and quick.
Richard Upjohn built the house in the Greek Revival architectural style for William Rotch Jr. in 1834, on a New Bedford plot Rotch had inherited from his father. It was Upjohn's first house, near the beginning of a long career. Rotch also commissioned a garden in the rear, which later owners would significantly expand. The property remained private until 1981, when it was bought by local preservationists and reopened as a historic house museum. It was declared a National Historic Landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Today the museum educates visitors not only about whaling but, through its gardens and associated programs for local schools, about the environment as well.
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum reviews
The staff who work here really are engaged in and love their jobs, and it shows and makes the experience wonderful! The gardens and grounds area are kept beautiful, and the house looks just as it did.... more
The staff who work here really are engaged in and love their jobs, and it shows and makes the experience wonderful! The gardens and grounds area are kept beautiful, and the house looks just as it did.... more »
It was a self guided tour. You could take your time and explore at your own pace. The house is beautiful and offers a bit of history. It takes you through 3 family generations. The rose garden is..... more
It was a self guided tour. You could take your time and explore at your own pace. The house is beautiful and offers a bit of history. It takes you through 3 family generations. The rose garden is..... more »
We had our wedding ceremony in the garden on July 16th and it was the most beautiful day! The grounds are absolutely stunning and we are so happy with how everything went. Claudio made this day so very special for us. He organized everything for our ceremony and made it look so effortless. We didn't have to worry about anything. He is a kind and very talented man! We are so grateful for him and everything he did for us. ❤️
Very thorough self-guided tour. Beautiful architecture, artifacts and gardens. They have weddings here too! Wonderful.
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