This is the home of Col Joseph Durfee who led the Fall River militia during the War for Independence and was frequently visited by the Marquis de Lafayette during this time period.  Displays include clothing, furniture, weaponry, medical and surgical instruments and much more.


It is Fall River's only restored colonial house open for public tours. Every Room is recreated as if it were 1750. You will step back in time as you visualize women cooking at the large fireplace or making candles, men smoking pipes and playing cards in the parlor or children playing with toys and dolls in the bedroom.


The House contains beautiful 18th century style hand stitched clothing,civilian muskets and military weapons, medical equipment, furnishing as well as cooking and household items.


Admission is Free with a suggest donation of three dollars for adults.
Children under 12 are ALWAYS free.


" Fall River’s Link to American Revolution"



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The Lafayette Durfee House

94 Cherry Street

Fall River, Massachusetts

P.O. Box 1774

Fall River, MA 02722


‪(508) 813-8230


Hours of Operation:  CLOSED

        EXCEPT for special events

        please check out our calendar





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If you would like to join us please consider the following memberships for 2016 season


Annual : $25.00



Contributing: $50.00




Sustaining: $120.00



Lifetime: $250.00




Corporate: $250.00




We are an all volunteer organization a 501c3 non profit organization and all donations are tax deductible and will help us in our efforts to restore this historic house.


Or : Please make checks payable to:


Lafayette Durfee Historical Foundation Inc.

P.O. Box 1774

Fall River, MA 02722-1774


lafayettedurfee[at]yahoo.com or use the form below

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 Mission Statement

To preserve, protect and maintain the Lafayette Durfee House and to educate the public regarding Fall River’s colonial past. We at the Lafayette Durfee House feel that the world is a richer place when we give back to the community.  At the Lafayette Durfee House we strive to preserve our history and educate our citizens in the hope that knowledge of our past will raise the quality of our future.


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