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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


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There are always fun and unique events taking place at the The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum.  Most tickets can be purchased securely online.  Click the following link to see our upcoming events… view calendar


THE GARDENS

In 1834, William Rotch, Jr. built his Greek Revival house at 396 County Street. Up the hill and away from the noise and bustle of the port below, he positioned the house on the north side of the property to allow… read more


ABOUT RJD

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… read more

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