Looking for something different to do with your book club, garden club, or alumni group? Our special group bus tours and tours for smaller groups are a perfect choice, particularly during the holiday season. In addition to a guided tour of the museum and/or Borden Murder Mystery Exhibit, each tour includes Victorian High Tea in Easton Tea Room and time to browse in our acclaimed Museum Shop & Boutique, which features a year-round Christmas Bazaar room and a seasonal old-fashioned Sweet Shop. Contact us to learn more and plan a memorable day or afternoon! We’ll be happy to work with you to tailor a tour to your group’s preferences and interests.
History & Mystery of Lizzie Borden Bus Tour
A must for anyone interested in the Borden case, this unique event starts with a guided tour of the FRHS led by Curator Michael Martins or Assistant Curator Dennis A. Binette, authors of the award-winning book Parallel Lives: A Social History of Lizzie A. Borden and Her Fall River and leading authorities on the life and trial of Lizzie Borden. You’ll see the world’s largest collection of Borden murder mystery artifacts — the alleged murder weapon, original crime scene photos, Lizzie Borden’s personal possessions, and much more.
But what really sets our tour apart is the quality of the information that we share. “Absolutely fascinating” … “Amazing” … “A great experience!” … these are comments from some of our recent visitors.
Guests will also take a guided tour though the house at 92 Second Street where the infamous murders took place, visit Lizzie Borden’s grave, and take a drive by Maplecroft, Lizzie’s home for many years following her release from jail. The tour price, including a step-on guide and High Tea in Easton Tea Room, is $50.
Victorian Christmas and High Tea Tour
Our popular holiday package starts with a guided tour of our historic Victorian mansion, lavishly decorated from room to room in period style for our annual Holiday Open House. Of special note is our series of spectacular Christmas trees, including an upside-down tree, decorated each year in different and unusual themes. The dazzling display draws visitors from miles around each year, and has been featured in Victorian Homes magazine and on television programs. Guests will also enjoy Victorian High Tea in the beautifully appointed Easton Tea Room, located adjacent to the museum in the historic 1870 Alexander Dorrance Easton house, and shopping in our acclaimed Museum Shop & Boutique, which features an entire Christmas room, the region’s largest selection of mouth-blown ornaments, a Sweet Shop with old-fashioned candies, and much more. Specifically designed with group tour operators in mind, this delightful tour offers great value. The price of $32 includes High Tea, gratuity, and state/local tax.
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