Rokeby Museum is currently closed for the season, but we are offering special “off-season” weekend hours!

Hours and Admission

Rokeby Museum exhibits, historic farm outbuildings, and walking trails are open daily 10–5 from mid-May to late October. Due to COVID-19, house tours of the Historic Robinson Home are not available at this time, but check back. An alternative experience may be available soon.

2020 “Off-Season” Weekend Hours: Starting Oct. 31, 2020 we’ll be open weekends from 10am–4pm until December 6th, 2020. During this time you can visit our exhibit Free & Safe, explore the farm’s outbuildings, and wander the interpretive trail.

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.

Exploring the Site — House Tours, Outbuildings, Hiking Trails

There are many things to see at Rokeby Museum and several ways to see them. Due to COVID-19, house tours of the Historic Robinson Home are not available at this time, but check back. An alternative experience may be available soon. The Museum’s grounds and nine historic farm buildings are open daily from 10:00 to 5:00 during the season. A site map of the grounds and outbuildings is available here and at the reception desk. Picnic tables in the yard behind the house are available for lunch. The hiking trails are open daylight hours year round. An interpretive brochure for the trail is available here, at the reception desk, and at the trailhead.

Group Tours

Group tours are welcome and must be reserved in advance. The group tour rate of $8 per person is available for groups of 15 or more. Groups visiting the exhibit Free & Safe only may plan their visits a few weeks before the opening and closing dates for the year. Please call or email for more information.

Rokeby Museum Gift Shop
Gift Shop

The Museum has a small gift shop in the Education Center. We stock many books, including titles by Rokeby resident Rowland Evans Robinson, as well as those relating to abolition, slavery, social and racial justice, and history. You can also find children’s gifts, Vermont-made products, tees, mugs, cards and prints. We are continuously updating our inventory, and often offer products relating to our current special exhibits.

Event Space/Site Rental

The gallery in the Education Center is available for rent, depending on exhibition schedule as are certain parts of the property. Please call or email for more information.

For More to See, Do and Know

Vermont African American Heritage Trail

IAMAVERMONTER is a unique resource for persons of color relocating to Vermont for school, work, or retirement

Woven Collective is an anti-violence organization that increases our community’s capacity to respond to trauma and support survivors

Location and Directions

Rokeby Museum is located at: 4334 Route 7 Ferrisburgh, VT From the South: Rokeby is located approximately 3 miles north of Vergennes on US Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Watch for historic site marker and front entrance sign on right. From the North: Travel approximately 2 miles south of the village center of North Ferrisburgh on US Route 7. Watch for museum entrance sign on your left. For detailed directions from your location, click on the red arrow on the map, then click on “directions to” and enter the address you are coming from.

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Join us this Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30 pm for a special “Mending Fences” virtual program: “Reading Ourselves into Insight.”

When Vermont artist Carol MacDonald conceived of Mending Fences, she saw much around her in need of repair. While working on the exhibit she listened to Ta-Nehisi Coates and exploring understandings of racism in society. 

Join Rokeby Musem volunteers and staff in a book-sharing conversation. Bring a book that explores themes of repair, racism, and history to recommend, or just join to gather titles for your winter reading.

This will be an FREE open forum via ZOOM, but please register in advance at (link in bio). Books titles discussed will be collected and emailed to participants.

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Join us this Thursday, October 15th at 6:30 pm for a special “Mending Fences” virtual program: “This is My Approach to Repair.”

Carol MacDonald’s exhibit explores the idea of repair in history  and society today. From environmental practices to confronting racism, her work evokes questions on how to repair society.

Join a panel of experts who will discuss the concept of repair as intrinsic to their work and ways you can incorporate repair into your own life.

Panelists include: Stephanie Seguino, Professor of Economics at UVM; Rev. Robert W. Fisher, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Washington DC; Safronia Perry, Hope Station, Carlisle, PA.

This FREE event will be virtual via ZOOM. Please register in advance at (link in bio)


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The Rokeby Museum Distance Drawing Course is LIVE on our website! This week, Education and Interpretation Fellow Allison Gregory will give her perspective about working on this project. Many art classes are not meeting in person yet, so @clinton.courtney will help you learn to correct your work through some helpful tips.

Don't forget to use #RokebyDistanceDrawing and #DrawingWithRachael when posting your works!
A sneak peek into next week's Rokeby Museum Distance Drawing Course. @clinton.courtney will be teaching you how to learn from your mistakes. Our Education and Interpretation Fellow, Allison Gregory, will also make an appearance on the blog to give you her perspective.

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We are thrilled to announce that Lindsay Houpt-Varner, PhD, will lead Rokeby as its first full-time director. Lindsay comes to Rokeby after four years at Cumberland County Historical Society in Pennsylvania, where she led initiatives in preservation, heritage, and community engagement with history and the humanities. 

Lindsay brings to us an impressive array of skills, successful projects, and achievements — all of which are a perfect fit for this moment in our history. Her passion for the untold stories in history and a clear understanding of the significance of diversity in today’s community are both very important to Rokeby’s mission. Lindsay believes museums are the places to ask what stories have been told so far, and how those stories must include previously silenced voices.

Here is what Lindsay herself says: 

“When I read about Rokeby Museum, I was in awe at the site’s history and commitment to the community and societal change. The Robinson family’s history of abolition, agriculture, and art is compelling and the site provides the unique opportunity to tell a family’s story within the broader scope of American history, while also using this history as a platform to discuss contemporary issues. I am honored to be chosen as the next director of the site and excited to start working alongside the wonderful individuals who support the Museum.” 

Lindsay will assume her role as director starting September 21st and we hope you all will help welcome her to the Rokeby community!

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Together We Make a Difference — Outgoing director Catherine Brooks reflects on her three years at the helm of Rokeby Museum and shares her thoughts about the Museum’s impact. Stories told and conversations started at Rokeby leave us all with more insight, with more knowledge, and more intent to make the world a better place. Read her reflection on our blog (link in bio).

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