The Battle of Rhode Island Association

Lafayette Durfee House

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 period. The house 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 suggested donation of five dollars for adults.
Children under 12 are ALWAYS free.