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 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. 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.
News and Events
Annual Community Open House.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. Details.
Join us for our annual Giving Voice fundraiser, with this year's featured speaker, playwright Kristen Greenidge. Sunday, June 5 at 3 PM - 5 PM. Details.
The Harvard Crimson Interviews Co-President Peter Gittleman and Honorary director Julia Royall. Details.
The Royall Family Crest. Details.
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