Rokeby Museum

4334 US 7
Ferrisburgh, VT 05456- Map It
Phone: (802) 877-3406

AAA Editor Notes

Rokeby Museum, 4334 US 7, was the home of the Robinson family for four generations. The most notable residents include Rowland Thomas and Rachel Robinson, devout Quakers and radical abolitionists, and their son Rowland E., the late 19th-century author, illustrator and naturalist. One of the best-documented Underground Railroad sites in the country, the historic landmark looks much as it did at the end of the 19th century. Guided tours of the fully furnished Federal-style house view personal items spanning the Quaker family's occupancy from the 1790s to the 1960s. The Free and Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont exhibit allows visitors to follow the lives of two slaves, Simon and Jesse, who were sheltered at Rokeby in the 1800s. On the grounds are hiking trails and eight historic farm buildings. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
$10; $9 (ages 65+); $8 (students with ID); free (ages 0-4).
Hours: Museum daily 10-5, mid-May through last Sun. in Oct. House tours depart Fri.-Mon. at 11 and 2, mid-May through last Sun. in Oct. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.