Viva Fall River

Attractions

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, art connoisseur, or simply someone seeking new experiences, Fall River is a city brimming with captivating attractions. Discover the hidden treasures and unforgettable experiences that await you in Fall River!

Discover The Unexpected

From historic attractions and iconic landmarks to legendary residences and charming neighborhoods brimming with Victorian architecture, visitors can experience the city’s rich history in diverse and engaging ways. Explore Fall River’s cultural tapestry as you immerse yourself in the local art scene and discover the creativity that flourishes within the city. Embrace the spirit of celebration at lively festivals that celebrate our rich heritage and engaging cultural events. Grab your curiosity – and your camera – and embark on a delightful journey!

HISTORIC

Fall River Historical Society

Battleship Cove

Maritime Museum

Lafayette-Durfee House

Lizzie Borden House

Heritage State Park

Oak Grove Cemetery

Highlands Historic District

Fall River Carousel

LANDMARKS

The Gates of the City

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

World War II Memorial

Rolling Rock

Fall River’s Olmstead Parks

St. Anne’s Church & Shrine

St. Mary’s Cathedral

Underground Railroad Locations

Lafayette Statue

ARTS + CULTURE

Narrows Center for the Arts

Greater Fall River Art Association

Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art

Fall River Public Library

Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River

Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum

Little Theater of Fall River

Grimshaw-Gudewitz Gallery

Fall River Symphony Orchestra

Read Our Blogs

Whether you’re a local looking to uncover new adventures or a visitor eager to explore the city’s unique charm, our blog is here to guide and inspire you.

Maritime Museum at Battleship Cove

Maritime Museum at Battleship Cove

Step aboard a voyage through time at Fall River's Maritime Museum, where the region's rich nautical heritage comes alive. Located along the picturesque waterfront, this museum offers a captivating journey into the seafaring past of Fall River and its involvement in maritime history. Explore meticulously curated exhibits showcasing historic vessels, navigational instruments, and artifacts that tell the stories of sailors, shipbuilders, and waterfront communities. From the bustling days of the whaling industry to the heyday of steamship travel to the role of immigrant communities in the regional economy, each display offers a glimpse into the maritime traditions and triumphs that ...
Lafayette Durfee House

Lafayette Durfee House

The Lafayette Durfee House is a living time capsule, nestled in a residential neighborhood not far from Fall River’s downtown. The museum is named after Fall River Judge Thomas Durfee, the original owner of the house who frequently hosted his friend and infamous Revolutionary war figure, General Marquis de Lafayette, during his visits to New England. The house has been dutifully preserved to showcase life in colonial New England and contains 18th century relics including hand stitched clothing, civilian muskets and military weapons, medical equipment, and household items. Each year, the House hosts a number of exciting and unconventional events, ...
The Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall

The Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall

Dedicated in 1976 to commemorate the bicentennial of the United States, Veterans' Memorial Bicentennial Park holds deep historical significance for the Fall River community. The park was conceived as a lasting tribute to the men and women from Fall River who served in the armed forces, spanning conflicts from the Revolutionary War to the present day. In 2021, the park welcomed a stunning new addition- a 80% to-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Wall in Washington DC. Just like the original monument in DC, the wall is engraved with over 58,000 names, representing American casualties or prisoners of war ...