• Winter Season Book Group

    Winter Season Book Group

    After the success of our virtual book-sharing discussion group last month, we’ve decided to start a Winter Season Book Group. Join us each month, January–April for FREE virtual discussions about four powerful books. Registration in advance is required.

  • 2020 Annual Fund

    2020 Annual Fund — Reimagining Our Future

    Our Annual Fund Drive kicks off in November. Consider supporting Rokeby Museum in our mission to educating the public on the history of abolition, advocacy, art, and agriculture through the lives of the Robinson Family. Donate today.

  • Carol MacDonald: “Woven Fence;” 2020, Nylon cord

    2020 “Off-Season” Weekend Hours

    While our season has come to an end, we’ve decided to add some extra opportunities for you to visit! Starting Oct. 31st we’ll be open weekends from 10am–4pm until December 6th. During this time you can visit our exhibit “Free & Safe,” explore the farm’s outbuildings, and wander the interpretive trail.

  • Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont

    This stunning exhibit chronicles the stories of Simon and Jesse, two fugitives from slavery who found shelter at Rokeby in the 1830s. Free & Safe traces their stories from slavery to freedom, introduces the abolitionist Robinsons who called Rokeby home, and explores the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War.

  • The Robinson House

    Historic Robinson Home

    The house tour is an intimate experience, during which visitors encounter the stories of all four generations of the Robinsons on their own terms — and in their own spaces. Due to COVID-19, house tours are not available at this time, but check back. An alternative experience may be available soon.


Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience.
A major exhibit — Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont — brings the Underground Railroad vividly to life. Focused on Simon and Jesse, two fugitives from slavery who found shelter here in the 1830s, the exhibit traces their stories from slavery to freedom, introduces the abolitionist Robinson family who called Rokeby home, and explores the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War. The historic house — fully furnished with 200 years of domestic belongings — provides an intimate glimpse into the family’s life through four generations. Once a thriving Merino sheep farm, Rokeby retains nine historic farm buildings filled with agricultural artifacts. Acres of pastoral landscape dotted with old wells, stone walls, and historic orchards invite a leisurely stroll or a hike up the trail. Picnic tables accommodate lunch outdoors.