15 George Street
Medford, MA 02155
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Explore the home of the Massachusetts colony’s largest slaveholding family and the enslaved Africans who made their lavish way of life possible. Architecture, household items, and archaeological artifacts bear witness to the intertwined stories of wealth and bondage, set against the backdrop of America’s quest for independence.
Museum Day Live! 2013 coincides with the museum's annual community open house. Trained guides in several rooms of the Royall House and in the Slave Quarters will recount the site's history and answer visitors' questions.
* Only remaining freestanding Slave Quarters in the north
* Beautiful and architecturally significant 18th-century mansion
* New installation recreates living/working space of enslaved Africans in the Royall House
* Archaeological artifact and landscape exhibits
Guided tours of the museum are offered on Saturdays and Sundays from May 25th through November 3rd, on the hour at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm, for a modest admission fee, with two exceptions: The museum will be closed to the general public on June 8th, and we will host an Open House on Museum Day.
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