The Royall House and Slave Quarters

Join us on Saturday morning for our private tour followed by lunch nearby.

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, archeological 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 amongst the finest colonial-era buildings in New England. 

The Royall House Association explores the meanings of freedom and independence before, during and since the American Revolution, in the context of a household of wealthy Loyalists and enslaved Africans.