• Thank you!

    Thank You!

    Our 2021 season has come to an end and we’d like to thank all who visited us this past season, enjoying our exhibits, programs, and events. We look forward to welcoming you all back in mid-May when we re-open. Check back frequently or sign-up for announcements of programs and events we will be planning in the off-season.

  • Spirits of Rokeby

    Spirits of Rokeby!

    October 29 & 30, 2021 —  Gather for hot cider and a short introduction to spiritualism before a “spirit” of Rokeby guides you into the historic home to experience a staged reading of séances that took place inside the home, drawn from transcripts in the collection. Tickets are selling fast and some sessions have already sold out, so get your tickets now!

  • Rokeby Museum Strategic Plan 2021–2023

    Rokeby Museum launches 2021–2023 Strategic Plan

    We envision Rokeby Museum as a site that enhances the history of Vermont and explores an inclusive telling of the American story. We envision a museum that is a center for excellence in education, engagement, and programming, and acts as a center for discussions on contemporary social and racial justice issues.

  • 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 ongoing preservation work in 2021, tours of the historic home are not available at this time, but outside guided site tours are available.


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.

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Rokeby Museum’s Visitor Center and Historic Farm Buildings are closed for the season. Thank you to all who visited us this past season!