With a distinctiveness all its own, Fall River has found its niche throughout history. Once known as the “Spindle City,” Fall River was the leading textile industrial complex in the United States second only to Manchester, England. Fall River was also home to many historical events and personalities including the Battle of Freetown in 1778, the discovery of the Skeleton in Armor in 1832 and, of course, the infamous axe-wielding Lizzie Borden. Today, Fall River has given rise to a vastly rich culture that spans generations. With no shortage of restaurants, Fall River boasts a delectable dining experience, complimented by traditional and ethnic foods, and is conveniently located 52 miles from Boston and a mere 20 miles from Newport, R.I. It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the warm and inviting atmosphere of the Cottages at Bayview.
Activities & Historical Attractions
A nonprofit maritime museum located on the waterfront in historic Fall River, Battleship Cove is one of Southeastern Massachusetts’ most popular tourist attractions. With its historic military vessels of local, national and international importance, Battleship Cove draws visitors from all over the world. Student groups, scouts, and other youth organizations seeking an engaging educational day trip or overnight camping experience are sure to find Battleship Cove a leading historical/cultural destination.
Founded in 1921, the Fall River Historical Society’s mission is to preserve and protect all manner of artifacts relating to the rich and varied history of the city of Fall River, Massachusetts. The Historical Society is housed in a granite mansion, built in 1843 in the Greek Revival style for Andrew Robeson, Jr., a prominent businessman. A one-time station on the Underground Railroad, the house was to change hands several times over the next quarter century.
Fall River Heritage State Park is a 14-acre state park in Fall River, Massachusetts. The park sits on the shoreline of the Taunton River next to the Charles M. Braga Jr. Memorial Bridge and across from the World War II battleship, the U.S.S. Massachusetts. The park is managed and maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
A Victorian house with a wicked past…. Do you dare spend the night?