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Fall River Historical Society

fall river historical society

Fall River Historical Society

Housed in a mansion that dates back to the 1870s, holds world's largest collection of Lizzie Borden life and trial artifacts.

Fall River Historical Society

451 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720  
Tel: 508.679.1071
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fall river historical society


The Fall River Historical Society is housed in a building that dates back to the 1870s. The Society maintains the world's largest collection of artifacts relating to the life and trial of Lizzie Borden, defendant in one of the most infamous murder trials in American history.

The building was purchased by a wealthy Fall River industrialist, Robert Knight Remington. He had the entire building disassembled, moved nearly a mile, enlarged and redesigned to the then fashionable French Second Empire design style. The Remington family lived there for the next eight years hosting a number of the City's most elegant social affairs. Financial loses caused Remington to sell the house to David Anthony Brayton, Sr., a prominent textile owner and a member of one of the city's wealthiest families. The mansion was home to the Brayton family for the next 60 years. Following the death of Miss Elizabeth Hitchcock Brayton in 1939, the home was inherited by her nephew, David and donated to the Fall River Historical Society. In addition to the Remington-Brayton residence, the Fall River Historical Society also maintains the Florence Cook Brigham Annex House. The 1870 home is situated on the property adjacent to the museum building. Visit www.fallriverhistorical.org (or www.lizzieborden.org)