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Rotch-Jones-Duff House, New Bedford

(4.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum is so named for the three prominent families who resided at 396 County Street. The house and gardens chronicle 150 years (1834-1981) of economic and social life in the city, as reflected in the lives and stories of those who lived and worked at the property.

Furnished period rooms display the decorative arts, furniture and belongings of the families and timeframe. The Museum offers permanent and changing exhibits, lecture series, community and educational programs.
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  • 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 sho...  more »
  • Located in a fantastic residence, the ride is worth a good 45-minute visit. Is not too large, but it is very beautiful. The reception could be better and nicer, but it is worth to know, is very beautiful. Choose the hottest time to visit, because in the cold is too cold.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Small museum and gardens off the beaten path. Well worth the walk from the center of town.