Historic Robinson Home

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A significant part of the Museum’s collection is on permanent display in the historic Robinson home.

We take our cues from the Robinsons when sharing the site with visitors, especially on the house tour. As Quakers, the Robinsons were subject to the “testimony of simplicity,” which dictated plainness in language, dress, and household furnishings. So, although interiors are densely packed with family belongings and vividly evoke the individuals who once lived here, they lack the decorative flourishes of fashionable abodes. The Robinsons were less interested in keeping up with the latest styles than they were with the meaning of their faith, the reform movements of the antebellum era, and the price of wool, butter, and apples. Later generations shared a love of the natural world, literature, and art.

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.

Volunteers run the guided tours at Rokeby. After a year of preservation work, the Historic Robinson Home is once again open for house tours. Guided tours of the historic home and outbuildings are available Friday–Monday, with tours at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Tours last approximately one hour.

Guided Tour: 
Adults: $5
Students & Seniors: $4

Member* Guided Tour:
Adults: Free
Students & Seniors: Free

* For information on the benefits of Museum Membership, click here.

2022 Mask Policy at Rokeby: To maintain a safe environment for all visitors and staff, masks are strongly encouraged within the education center and required within the historic home.

In the News

Rokeby Museum secures funding to repair ‘urgent needs’ to historic home
VT Digger— August 2021

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