Drive a half hour south of Burlington to Ferrisburgh, VT, where you can explore the former sheep farm which now has nine historic farm buildings that make up the Rokeby Museum.
Buildings include a fully furnished home containing 200 years worth of household items such asfurniture, kitchenware, clothing, textiles, books, diaries and papers.
Additional buildings include a small creamery, where one will find milk pans, a churn, and other items instrumental to the milk-making process; a granary, where one will find a grain cradle, flail, corn sheller, and fanning mill; a toolshed which houses drills, augers, planes, and measuring devices; and more.
The museum's exhibit Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont is a must-see, displayed on the second floor of the property's Education Center. Through this exhibit, visitors may trace the story of two fugitives from slavery who traveled north to find shelter on the Rokeby estate in the 1830s.
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