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Rokeby Museum

4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, VT 05456

Visit Rokeby Museum and discover a stunning new exhibit – Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont. Free & Safe will introduce you to 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 for nearly 200 years, and explores the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War.

Once a thriving Merino sheep farm, Rokeby retains a fully furnished historic house and nine period farm buildings filled with agricultural artifacts. Acres of pastoral landscape invite a leisurely stroll or a hike up the trail. Picnic tables accommodate lunch outdoors.