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Tracing the Threads

Fall River Heritage State Park Fall River, Massachusetts

Explore our comprehensive permanent exhibit which celebrates the cultural, ethnic, and industrial history of Fall River. Learn about the waterfalls that shaped the city, enabled its industries, and even gave it its name. Share the stories of the many ethnic groups from around the world who called this city home. In the Visitor Center.

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Faces of Fall River

Fall River Heritage State Park Fall River, Massachusetts

Meet the people of Fall River’s past through a gallery of classic black and white photographs from the textile era. Featured are photos by labor activist/sociologist/photographer Lewis Hine of the immigrant women, men, and children who worked the mills that made Fall River the premier textile city in America. These are the photographs that inspired […]

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Heritage Quest Activities

Stop by the Visitor Center, grab one of our unique coloring sheets of moments in Fall River History. Try your hand at origami or even weave a row on our community loom. If you complete an entire row, you too can add your name tag! Get creative and make a holiday ornament or decoration! This […]

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Lincoln Park Remembered

Fall River Heritage State Park Fall River, Massachusetts

Take a sentimental journey back to southeastern Massachusetts’ favorite amusement park which entertained many from 1894-1987. Enjoy this fun-filled ride into the past with vintage clips and footage from as early as 1920. Run-time 45 minutes. In the Visitor Center Theater.

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Water + Granite + Gravity = Fall River

Fall River Heritage State Park Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River was once the third-largest city in Massachusetts with thriving factories and bustling piers on its waterfront.  Without the water of the Taunton and Quequechan Rivers, the granite cliffs and the power of gravity and the waterfalls that they produced, there would be no Fall River. The Park highlights this legacy with seven distinct […]

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The Fabric of Fall River

Fall River Heritage State Park Fall River, Massachusetts

Discover Fall River’s rich past! The Fabric of Fall River showcases the history of Fall River from the First People, through the cotton mill era to the needle trades of the 1980s. Run-time: 34 minutes. In the Visitor Center Theater.

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The Fall River Line

Fall River Heritage State Park Fall River, Massachusetts

Climb aboard and explore the premiere steamboat line in America, the Fall River Line, which ran from New York City to Fall River and was famous for its elegance, grace, and superior service. Visit a bygone age when the way you traveled was just as important as getting there. Run-time: 57 minutes. In the Visitor […]

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People, Ambition and Hard Work

Fall River Heritage State Park Fall River, Massachusetts

A Portuguese-American poet, a beloved local entrepreneur, a decorated military hero, and a visionary state legislator all have their names enshrined in Fall River Heritage Park. Who were these people and how did they inspire others through their vision, ambition, and hard work? This is a short walking tour of the landmarks named for these […]

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Tracing the Threads

Fall River Heritage State Park Fall River, Massachusetts

Explore our comprehensive permanent exhibit which celebrates the cultural, ethnic, and industrial history of Fall River. Learn about the waterfalls that shaped the city, enabled its industries, and even gave it its name. Share the stories of the many ethnic groups from around the world who called this city home. In the Visitor Center.

Recurring

Faces of Fall River

Fall River Heritage State Park Fall River, Massachusetts

Meet the people of Fall River’s past through a gallery of classic black and white photographs from the textile era. Featured are photos by labor activist/sociologist/photographer Lewis Hine of the immigrant women, men, and children who worked the mills that made Fall River the premier textile city in America. These are the photographs that inspired […]

Recurring

Heritage Quest Activities

Stop by the Visitor Center, grab one of our unique coloring sheets of moments in Fall River History. Try your hand at origami or even weave a row on our community loom. If you complete an entire row, you too can add your name tag! Get creative and make a holiday ornament or decoration! This […]

Recurring

Lincoln Park Remembered

Fall River Heritage State Park Fall River, Massachusetts

Take a sentimental journey back to southeastern Massachusetts’ favorite amusement park which entertained many from 1894-1987. Enjoy this fun-filled ride into the past with vintage clips and footage from as early as 1920. Run-time 45 minutes. In the Visitor Center Theater.

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