Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience – what a combination!
A major new exhibit – Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont – tells the stories of two escaped slaves sheltered at Rokeby and explores the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War. A second, seasonal exhibit each year presents an intriguing look at something new from the Museum’s amazing collection. The house – fully furnished with 200 years of belongings – offers an intimate glimpse into family life.
Eight historic farm buildings set in a pastoral landscape dotted with old wells, stone walls, and historic orchards invite a leisurely stroll. Picnic tables accommodate lunch outdoors. All conveniently located on Route 7! Groups may request a gallery talk with the curator.
Rokeby Museum is a major stop on Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail. Groups can take in the historic and educational sites along the trail and combine this with iconic Vermont destinations for the perfect combination of learning and fun!
Dates of Operation:
May – November – Daily 10-5
$8.00 pp for groups of 15 or more. Groups may request a gallery talk with the curator.