Rotch-Jones-Duff House, New Bedford

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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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  • July 24, 2017
    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 a...  more »
  • March 5, 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 indust...  more »
  • February 25, 2017
    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.  more »
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  • July 10, 2016
    Small museum and gardens off the beaten path. Well worth the walk from the center of town.

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