ON VIEW NOW: Shaking the Foundations: Moving Towards Equity for Women

Photograph of Esther Wollison. Courtesy of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. 2004.73.181

Built by shipwrights in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr., the Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House and Garden Museum epitomizes the “brave houses and flowery gardens” described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick. Greek Revival in style, it was designed by architect Richard Upjohn, a founder and first president… read more

Check out our Winter 2020 events!
From classical concerts to our  new “History Happy Hour”, RJD events have a wide appeal.


Function Rentals
Looking to plan a special event in a beautiful garden setting? Call the museum for more information on our unique facility. [read more]

The Rose Garden
Visit our grounds any time for a look at over 350 rose bushes, as well as our exquisite boxwood garden and historic pergola.

The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
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