The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum

  • Originally Known As: William Jr Rotch House

  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pmSunday 12:00 am to 4:00 pm, Closed major holidays, open the second Thursday evening of each month (excluding January)
  • Phone: (508) 997-1401
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museums
  • Activity Category: Tour



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1831/07/05 William Rotch Jr Owner William Rotch Jr inherits land owned by his father, William Rotch Sr.
1834/00/00 Richard Upjohn Architect Designed by Richard Upjohn, the Rotch-Jones-Duff House is built for William Rotch Jr, his home until 1850.
1851/00/00 Edward C Jones (whaling) Home Home of Edward Coffin Jones, 1851 to 1935
1935/00/00 Home of Mark M Duff, 1935 to 1981
1981/00/00 New Bedford's Waterfront Historic Area League Benefactor WHALE purchases the Rotch-Jones-Duff house to save it from commercial development.
2007/03/01 Edward Emerson Simmons Painter First Unitarian Church 71 8th Street, New Bedford, MA transferres ownership of "The Carpenter's Son," a wonderful late-19th C painting by Edward E Simmons, to the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum.

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Particulars for The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum:
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Landscape Architecture Historic garden restoration
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Private Event Wedding Venue
Industry Whaling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 5th April 2005

Registry Name: Rotch, William Jr., House
Registry Address: 396 County Street
Registry Number: 05000456
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Area in Acres: 4
Contributing Buildings: 2
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 1
Non-Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination, Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Current Function:
Current Sub-Function:

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Activities »

Activity Category Tour

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