• 2022 Pie & Ice Cream Social

    2022 Pie & Ice Cream Social

    Sunday, August 14, 2022, 1–4 pm: The Community Favorite is Back! Homemade pie, ice cream, live bluegrass from Interstate Express, raffle baskets, and a chance to explore the grounds & exhibits at Rokeby. A delicious way to support the Museum!

  • Dissent! Abolition and Advocacy in Print

    2022 Exhibit — Dissent! Abolition and Advocacy in Print

    In the mid-19th century, Rowland T. Robinson, his wife Rachel, and their close friend Ann King purchased and circulated antislavery print materials as part of their abolitionist activities. This exhibit explores the history of these print materials from Rokeby’s collection and reflects on the legacy of the abolitionist press.

  • 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 historic home 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. Guided tours of the historic home and outbuildings are available Friday–Monday, with tours at 11 am and 2 pm. Tours last approximately one hour.


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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