Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum, 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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  • The House that Whales Built. House of the wealthyest family in New Bedford then owned by other wealthy families. building is in its orginial condition. All the owners were leading families in both wea...  more »
  • A trip into history. Interesting how people lived back in the day. The house and grounds are magnificent If you visit New Bedford, after the Whaling museum this is a good next stop on your tour  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Rose garden is beautiful
  • Small museum and gardens off the beaten path. Well worth the walk from the center of town.

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