Lily Murad, Road Scholar tour leader, summarizes the benefits of visiting the Rokeby Museum. Rokeby is a nationally significant Underground Railroad Historic site tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience.
The museum focuses on fugitives from slavery who found shelter here in the 1830s, 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.
For more information about the museum visit rokeby.org
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