4334 US-7, Ferrisburgh, VT
From 1793 to 1961, Rokeby was home to four generations of Robinsons — a remarkable family of Quakers, farmers, abolitionists, artists, and authors. Today, the Robinson family’s home is a National Historic Landmark, designated for its exceptional Underground Railroad history. Rokeby is among the best-documented Underground Railroad sites in the county, one the National Park Service has described as:
“unrivaled among known sites for its historical integrity and the poignancy of the stories it tells.”
Telling those stories is at the center of the Museum’s mission, which is to “connect visitors with the human experience of the Underground Railroad and with the lives of the Robinsons, who lived on and farmed this land for nearly 200 years.”
Hours and Admission
Rokeby Museum is open daily 10–5 from mid-May to late October. The house, however, is not open every day. It may be seen by guided tour only, with tours at 11:00 and 2:00 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $8 for students; children younger than 5 are admitted free. Admission is free on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 5.
View a list of events happening at the Rokeby Museum page in The History List.
For more about Rokeby Museum visit their website.
Updated May 28, 2017