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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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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  • Small museum and gardens off the beaten path. Well worth the walk from the center of town.