Royall House and Slave Quarters

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The Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Massachusetts

Explore the home of the largest slaveholding family in the Massachusetts colony, and the enslaved Africans who made their lavish lifestyle possible. Architecture, household items, and archaeological artifacts bear witness to the intertwined stories of wealth and bondage, set against the backdrop of America’s quest for independence. The Slave Quarters is the only remaining such structure in the northern United States, and the Royall House is among the finest eighteenth-century buildings in New England.

National Historic Landmark, built 1732-1737.

The slave quarters on the grounds of the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Massachusetts