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Rotch-Jones-Duff House, New Bedford

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 20+ 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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  • 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 lov...  read more »
  • 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...  read more »
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • Small museum and gardens off the beaten path. Well worth the walk from the center of town.
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