Rokeby Museum presents the stories of four generations of Quakers who, from 1793 to 1961, lived and worked at Rokeby as farmers, abolitionists, artists, writers and active members of their community.
The historic house – fully furnished with 200 years of belongings – offers an intimate glimpse into family life, complete with challenges and rewards that illustrate major themes of Vermont history on a personal level. Eight historic farm buildings set in a pastoral landscape dotted with old wells, stone walls, and historic orchards invite leisurely investigation.
Galleries in the Museum’s education center include the museum’s award-winning multi-media exhibit Free & Safe: the Underground Railroad in Vermont, which explores the stories of fugitives from slavery who lived and worked at Rokeby, and the family’s connections with the national abolitionist movement. Each season a special exhibit draws on the museum’s remarkable collection of art, decorative arts, furniture and extensive historic documents and letters.
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:
Group tours available by reservation only from May to November.
$8.00 pp for groups of 15 or more. Driver & guide’s admission is complimentary. Guided tours can be tailored to your group’s special interests; gallery talks with the curator and catering are available by prearrangement.