The Royall House and Slave Quarters

Someone suggested this historical home as a meetup two years ago, and I'm just getting around to putting it on the calendar.

$7 per person

It's the historic home of a Loyalist (pffft!). It's an hour tour starting at 1pm.

Getting There

Getting There The Royall House and Slave Quarters are located at 15 George Street in Medford, Massachusetts. Detailed Map

Slave Quarters

Isaac Royall House -- West Facade

A Unique Window into the Past

The home of one of the richest families in New England and the enslaved Africans who made their lifestyle possible. Architecture, furnishings, and artifacts bear witness to their entwined stories. The Home.

Isaac Royall

Isaac Royall never intended to abandon hearth and home. He just got caught on the wrong side of the Revolution. Royall Family History.

Enslaved People at the Royall House

When the Royalls moved to Medford from Antigua, they brought 27 slaves with them. New England slavery was not benign. The Royall Slaves.

Archeology

A full-scale dig has uncovered more than 5,000 objects from the Royall family and their slaves. The Dig.

Family Connections

Many families have been connected to the Royall House since 1732. Families.

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  • John D

    I enjoyed it very much. The staff was excellent.

    August 24, 2012

  • Cheryl

    Really good. Enjoyed it.

    August 13, 2012

  • Jin

    Surprisingly good tour! The guide is very knowledgeable. It was also great to see old friends and meet new ones. I had a great time! Thank you Heather!

    August 12, 2012

  • Heather

    Going to Sei Bar across the street

    August 12, 2012

  • John S.

    Yup I believe they are

    August 12, 2012

  • Heather

    Thanks for keeping your RSVPs up to date. The house does 15 people on a tour, so if you're not going to make it to the event, let the waiting list people come In your place.

    August 12, 2012

  • John S.

    Oooooops Meant to say can't make it

    August 11, 2012

  • Heather

    From the Royall House director: "If people get there earlier than 12:45 p.m.  we may not be open yet, so just hang out in the yard. . .   All our Guides are volunteers.

    Park on George Street, access it from Main Street end so you'll be on the right side."

    August 10, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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