Rokeby Museum



4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, VT 05456 Visit Website | 802-877-3406 |


Cost: $10/adults | $9/seniors | $8/students | The Museum is 'pay what you can' on Tuesday from 1-5 Parking: Yes

The Rokeby Museum provides an intimate record of two centuries of Vermont family life and agriculture. The house and farm nurtured and survived the growing up and growing old of four generations of Robinsons—a remarkable family of Quakers, farmers, abolitionists, authors, and artists.

Today, listed as a National Historic Landmark, the site tells two stories simultaneously — of the Robinsons in particular, and more broadly, of Vermont and New England social history from the 1790s to 1961.


  • The museum is open from late May until late October
  • The house may be seen by guided tour only in groups limited to twelve.
  • Tours last about 45 minutes and are offered at 11:00 and 2:00 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 


Summer Camp Program: Rokeby offers a weeklong immersive experience of theater, history, and nature! Campers will lose themselves in another time as they draw inspiration from Rokeby’s historic occupants, buildings, artifacts, pastoral property, and nature trails to create their own fictional characters in a short play. Daily activities will include improv games, scene study, character-building exercises, and exploring Rokeby’s natural and built environments. Camp will culminate with a performance at 6 pm on Friday for families and guests. Tutition: Pay what you can - $295 suggested/per camper 


2 reviews
  • July 8, 2014
    "The Rokeby Museum is a wonderful place to visit! Stepping into the Robinsons house is like stepping back into time. Wander through the rooms to get a true sense of what life was like in for this family of devout Quakers and radical abolitionists in the 1800s. The new Visitors Center has an amazing exhibit on the Underground Railroad as well as many primary source documents. The exhibit chronicles the stories of Simon and Jesse, two fugitives from slavery who found shelter at the Rokeby in the 1830s. Im not sure what the previous reviewer was thinking when heshe said Vermont wasnt too important when it comes to slavery. In fact, in response to the calls from abolitionist across the colonies to end slavery, Vermont became to first colony to ban it outright in 1777! Furthermore, Vermont was a critical stop for slaves who were escaping to Canada. If you love history, visit the Rokeby. You won't be disappointed."
    - nisky86
  • September 2, 2011
    "I took my grandchildren, ages 12 9 here. The tour consisted of just the 3 of us, so the guide could have tailored the tour more skip some of the family relations stuff. The kids found the house toilet arrangements interesting enjoyed the tour. The part about the former slaves the underground railroad was minimal, that was a little disappointing. There are picnic table set up in the yard, a nice place for a picnic, but we came unprepared. It isn't too far or too long, an enjoyable outing for both kids adults. We were all glad we had gone."
    - crystalbubby

Leave a Review