We are open for the season. Visit us seven days a week, 10 am–5 pm.

Rokeby Museum presents a nationally significant Underground Railroad story tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience. Visitors will explore the history of four generations of the Robinson family, who called this site home from 1793 to 1961. Explore the Museum’s exhibitions, including an ongoing exhibition, Seeking Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Legacy of an Abolitionist Family, and immerse yourself in the family’s history as abolitionists, artists, and farmers. The site includes trails, nine historic buildings to explore, and rotating exhibitions.

Guided Tours of the Historic Site and Historic Robinson Home

Volunteers run the guided tours at Rokeby. The Historic Robinson Home is open for guided tours only. Guided tours of the historic home and outbuildings are available Wednesday through Monday (no tours on Tuesday), with tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours last approximately one hour. Guided tours can be pre-booked by calling our office at 802-877-3406.

Private tours are available. For more information or to book a private tour, call 802-877-3406 or email

Exploring the Site — Outbuildings, Hiking Trails

There are many things to see at Rokeby Museum and several ways to see them. A self-guided tour of the site and outbuildings is available at the reception desk.

The hiking trails are open daylight hours year-round. An interpretive brochure for the trails is available at the reception desk. Please note that some of Rokeby’s trails are closed during mud season. Please follow signage and help protect our trails.

Hours and Admission

2024 Hours:
May 25–October 13, 2024
Open 10 am–5 pm, daily
Last admission at 4 pm

Regular Admission:
Adults: $12
Seniors: $11
Students: $10
Children younger than 6: Free

Public Guided Tour
(Includes Historic Home):
Wednesday–Monday (no tours on Tuesday)
11 am and 2 pm
Adults: $5
Students & Seniors: $4

Member* Admission:
Adults: Free
Seniors: Free
Students: Free
Children younger than 6: Free

Member* Guided Tour
(Includes Historic Home):
Wednesday–Monday (no tours on Tuesday)
11 am and 2 pm
Or by Appointment with advanced notice
Adults: Free
Students & Seniors: Free

Note: Admission is “pay what you can” on Tuesday afternoons from 1–5 pm.
* For information on the benefits of Museum Membership, click here.

Group/Private Tours

Group and Private tours are welcome and must be reserved in advance. Pricing depends on group size and tour type. Please call or email to set up a tour.

Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, which is in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America. It offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserve. The 2023 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2024, and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military–Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard–including Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members.

Rokeby Museum is proud to be part of Blue Star Museums to thank our military families for their service and share America’s cultural treasures with them.

North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)

Rokeby has joined the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. Members of NARM receive membership benefits at Rokeby, including free admission and a free public tour of the historic house.

Remember to bring your membership card to receive NARM benefits!

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 and those related 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 related to our current special exhibits.

Event Space/Site Rental

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

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

Ferrisburgh, VT 05456