The Royall House and Slave Quarters is open for public tours on Saturdays and Sundays through November 3, 2013 with guided tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m. each day. A modest admission is charged, with special rates for families and seniors. Also included are special exhibits, including numerous archaeological artifacts discovered on the grounds.
The museum is at 15 George Street, Medford, next to Royall Park and near Main Street. On-street parking is available, and the museum is located on the 96 and 101 MBTA bus routes. Please email director@RoyallHouse.org, visit RoyallHouse.org, or call (781) 396-9032 for more information. Find us on Facebook!
About the museum: 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. Architecture, furnishings, and archaeological artifacts bear witness to the 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.
- Submitted by Tom Lincoln, Director