It was nice but not really exciting, Newport Mansions way better
Very nice historical house to visit. I am not familier with the previous owners but in the Spring and summer there are nice gardens and the house is of classical construction.
New Bedford’s Rotch-Jones-Duff House will appeal to those with an interest in New England history, classic architecture, or gardening. For nearly 150 years, this gracious home was owned by a succession of three families who were leaders in the whaling industry. Pick up a visitor’s guide in the gift shop, watch a short video, and walk through the rooms and exhibits at your own pace. We spent about an hour altogether in the house and sitting in the quiet gardens, getting a sense of New Bedford life in the wealthy heyday of the whaling industry. The house is about ½ mile from the Whaling Museum, and on-street parking is available.
I enjoyed seeing the Rotch-Jones-Duff house, which was built by wealthy families when whaling was at its peak. The house is very tastefully decorated. There were not many visitors in November 2014, so I received one-on-one attention for a personal tour. I will return to see the garden in the spring.
Here is an opportunity to see a slice of life when whaling was the major industry in New Bedford. This very well preserved home is authentically furnished with items from the eras of the three families who lived there. Don't miss the beautiful gardens there which complement the lovely house. It would also be a spectacular venue for a wedding, party or event.
love love this place the flowers ,trees .It's such a beautiful place to take pictures whether they are wedding or any other pictures. Everyone should stop by and see it
Went with a coworker to do a radio interview. What a gem! We really enjoyed our visit and tour of the house. Great history... great stories. Worth stopping in a for an hour or 2.
When you drive around these sea-faring towns you often see these great captain's mansions and wonder what they look like inside. This is one of the few chances you get to see inside one of these homes and see it in close to the condition it was back in the day. A lovely, must-see attraction
A Greek Revival mansion built in 1836 by one of the richest men in America. The friendly docent gave us an interesting tour of the house. The gardens were very pretty.
This House and Garden Museum reflects the life of three prominent families who resided in the bbeautiful Greek Revival on County St. in one of New Bedford's Historic Districts. Self guided tours are available daily.