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Address: Route 7, Ferrisburg, VT
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Eighteenth century Vermont cape house and home to writer Rowland Evans...

Eighteenth century Vermont cape house and home to writer Rowland Evans Robinson and his artist daughter Rachel Robinson Elmer.

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Interesting understanding of the role Vermonters took during this time!

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... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Saddle River NJ

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Saddle River NJ
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332 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
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 a pair of good shoes for walking the grounds. review . The family still has... More 

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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I was a little disappointed in this. I really had hoped to learn more about the Underground Railroad. The house tour essentially had next to nothing to do with the Underground Railroad and I felt it was wasted time, as I've been in and learned about enough old New England farmhouses for a lifetime. The tour guide was also most... More 

Thank AnonFromBoston
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Rokeby Museum is a must see for families with children studying the Revolutionary War period. They have marvelous exhibits and discuss the underground railroad in this area in some detail. There are also period houses to visit and tours as well. Tuesday afternoons are free . . .

Thank Journey Sophisticate
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I purposed to visit so I could tell my grandchildren about the Underground Railroad and how Vermont played a part in it. The museum was well laid out, and the tour of the Robinson House was fantastic. While much creds go to the Dakin family for building the farm, I learned so much about what was done to help abolish... More 

Thank A W
Rhinebeck, New York
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113 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We stopped here on a whim, glad we did. It left us with a better understanding of the underground railroad concept, how some northerners tried to help some of the slaves runaway slaves. We could not go into the house, but enjoyed the great museum in the visitors center. Apparently the house tours are only Friday to Monday 11:30 and... More 

Thank dougiefresh_11
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is a gem of a museum. It tells the history of a farm built in the 1780s by the Dakin family, then owned by the Robinson family for many generations. The site has the farmhouse and numerous outbuildings. Each gives a glimpse into the ebbs and flows of products and the entrepreneurial nature of the Robinson family. In the... More 

Thank Richard C
Brandon, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This week, July 26 - Aug 1, 2015 will be the hottest in Vermont so far this summer. Yesterday was a day-off for my wife at the music camp we run on Lake Dunmore. What was she going to do to escape the heat? Spending the day in or on the lake was not an option. We needed to be... More 

Thank twomartinilunch
Cleveland, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Rokeby is an amazing place. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect after reading the description of this historical house on a flyer. I knew it had belonged to a single family for four generations and that they were active in the Underground Railroad. Well this was no ordinary family and this was no ordinary house! For those who are... More 

Thank Melissa S
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We learned so much from our visit and guided tour of the Rokeby estate. Our tour guide was passionate and entertaining and brought the past to life.

Thank Junemarg
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Rokeby Museum is a little known gem. The place was lived in by the same family from the 1790s to the 1950s and the grand sweep of history of the United Sates, specifically Vermont, can be seen here. There's the main house, lots of out buildings from the farm, and a visitor's center that includes a new, high tech exhibit... More 

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