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The Society's extensive collections contain artifacts relating to the rich and varied history of the city of Fall River, with an emphasis on nineteenth-century decorative arts. Artifacts are displayed in period room settings, as well as in exhibits designed around specific themes. Among these are: an exhibit detailing various practices of mourning, which figured so prominently in the nineteenth-century lifestyle; the "Old Fall River Line" of steamships; and a rotating exhibit of clothing from the Society's extensive costume collection.

Our archive contains a library of genealogical materials and an extensive manuscript collection pertaining to local history. The Society also maintains an extensive photograph collection of several thousand images dating from the dawn of photography. Included are artifacts and manuscripts relating to the life and trial of Miss Lizzie A. Borden.

Borden Letters


The Fall River Historical Society celebrates the holiday season with its Annual open house in the Victorian manner. Beginning the Saturday before Thanksgiving through December 30, the museum and shop are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Society is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and will close at 12:00 noon on Christmas Eve.

Fall River Historical Society Museum and Gift Shop Hours

May through October: Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tours: Beginning on the hour from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., excepting 12:00 noon

June through September: Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tours: Beginning on the hour from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (June through September)

Adults: $8.00
Children (ages 6-14): $6.00
Members: Free Admission with one guest


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The Fall River Historical Society • 451 Rock Street • Fall River, Massachusetts 02720 • (508) 679-1071

This site is funded in part by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Economic Development/Office of Travel and Tourism and the Bristol County Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Additional funding was provided through a generous contribution from the Earle P. Charlton, Jr. Charity Fund, through Earle P. Charlton II.

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