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Rokeby

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We are Vermonters

This stop has been on our bucket list forever. Rokeby is 25 minutes from our So. Burlington home... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Liz S
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Pleasantly surprised, a hidden gem

Rokeby was not recommended personally to us by anyone in the area (which is now shocking to me... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
jplatow
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Eighteenth century Vermont cape house and home to writer Rowland Evans Robinson and his artist daughter Rachel Robinson Elmer.
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4334 Route 7, Ferrisburg, VT 05456-9779
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This stop has been on our bucket list forever. Rokeby is 25 minutes from our So. Burlington home. For years we drove by the Vermont Historical Site roadside marker always promising to stop. We immediately learned it is now a National Historic Site. It is...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We had an hour tour of the house by an elderly woman. I know she has a good heart, but she should do something other than give tours. She spoke so softly I struggled to hear her. She spoke very slowly and simply stated facts...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Rokeby was not recommended personally to us by anyone in the area (which is now shocking to me after going), but after finding it online and reading Tripadvisor reviews, I was intrigued enough to go visit. What we found was surprisingly wonderful. It is a...More

Thank jplatow
Reviewed 19 July 2018

My wife and I visited from New Zealand because we are interested in sites associated with the Underground Railroad. What we experienced covered a much broader scope of American history. The amazingly preserved 220+ year old farmhouse, with family possessions still in place, plus all...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

In the current state of affairs in our country it's important to be reminded of our ancestors who were on the right side of history.

3  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the Rokeby Museum on the way back from Middlebury on a whim, so glad we did. It's an amazing museum, very educational, but presented in a way that's easy to understand, and is highly engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

2  Thank DestenieDestenie
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Last week,I visited the Rokeby Museum Complex in a small Vermont community with a rich history of promoting fair treatment for people of color.The Rokeby Museum had interesting displays and dioramas relating to the evils of slavery in the United States,prior to the Civil War.It...More

3  Thank margatemensch2016
Reviewed 11 July 2017

For all of you Civil War history buffs, this is an excellent stop; really it's a marvelous stop for all of us. It tells the story of runaway slaves and wonderful abolitionists who helped them via the 'underground railroad'. There is a small but beautifully...More

3  Thank EmEs
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This museum holds a thought provoking exhibit on a Vermonter's role in supporting the underground railway and the context of human slavery in the 1800s until the end of the Civil War One can also visit the homestead that served as a shelter for those...More

3  Thank explorer044
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The house stands like it was just yesterday, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeably and pointed out interesting issues, However, i felt that the video information in the museum was a better rendering of the actual events, and was very tastefully done. I would recommend...More

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Dixie063
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Response from DutchBrother | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely. In fact, our tour guide at Rokeby encouraged us to go to a nearby bakery to pick up food and come back and use their picnic area. It's in a shaded area right next to the farm buildings. There were several... More
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