Join Us for Giving Voice: Annual Benefit Event

Saturday, October 11, 2014GV_2014_postcard

The annual Giving Voice benefit event on the museum grounds from 3:00 to 5:00pm will feature Joseph McGill Jr., founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, which seeks to raise awareness of the need to preserve and maintain these important historic structures.

Since founding The Slave Dwelling Project four years ago, historic preservationist Joe McGill has slept in some 60 cabins and quarters across America that once housed enslaved people, and his goal is to stay overnight in all that remain. By focusing attention and resources on preserving these historically important dwelling places, he is also helping to ensure that the people who lived in these structures are remembered. We are honored to welcome the Project to Massachusetts in October for this array of special events, made possible through the generous sponsorship of Tufts University.

Please visit the Giving Voice page for additional details on events, reservations, and/or making a donation.

Welcome to the Royall House and Slave Quarters

In the eighteenth century, the Royall House and 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 and 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 independenexterior_SQ_from_house_porchce. 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. The museum is open to the public for tours on weekends from June through October, while school and group tours are available from mid-March to mid-November.  The museum also presents a range of public programs throughout the year.  Members receive free admission to the museum and free or discounted admission to most programs.