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Royall House Tours Opening Day
Saturday, June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$2 – $10
The Royall House & Slave Quarters reopens today for its 2023 tour season. The museum will offer guided tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through October 15. No reservations are required. Admission for guided tours of the mansion is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $5 for students; $2 for EBT or WIC cardholders; and free for children age 12 and under, Tufts University students, Blue Star Families, and Massachusetts Teachers Association members or retirees. Admission to the Slave Quarters, which also houses the archaeological exhibit, gift shop, and restrooms, is free of charge. Groups of 10 or more can arrange private tours for weekdays or Saturday mornings.
In the eighteenth century, the Royall House & Slave Quarters was home to the largest slaveholding family in Massachusetts and the enslaved Africans who made their lavish way of life possible. Today, the Royall House & Slave Quarters is a museum whose architecture, household items, archaeological artifacts, and programs bear witness to intertwined stories of wealth and bondage, set against the backdrop of America’s quest for independence. The Slave Quarters is the only remaining such structure in the northern United States, and the Royall House is among the finest colonial-era buildings in New England.