Hours and Admission


On July 10th, we reopened for guided museum tours for the first time since we closed our doors in March of 2020. We’ve missed you! Our tour season will run until October 24, 2021.

Please note our updated mask policy: We are so happy to welcome everyone back to the museum this summer! For the safety of our staff and visitors, we will require everyone to wear masks while inside of the museum regardless of vaccination status.

As in the past, guided tours will start on the hour at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Please note that our capacity will be limited to 12 people per tour and attendance is on a first come, first served basis. 

Group Tours

No reservation required for groups of fewer than 10 people. Groups of 10 or more are considered group tours and must have a reservation. Visit our Group Tours page for group rates and scheduling. Visit our School Groups page for information regarding school group tours.


Tours of the mansion are guided; admission to the Slave Quarters, which also houses the archaeological exhibit, gift shop, and restrooms, is free of charge.

Admission is always FREE for Royall House and Slave Quarters members.

We offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families. Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

We offer free admission to current or retired members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association upon presentation of a valid MTA card.

We offer discounted admission to EBT and WIC cardholders through the EBT Card to Culture program, offered in collaboration with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance.


Members Free
Adults $10.00
Seniors $8.00
Students $5.00
EBT or WIC Cardholders $2.00
Children 12 or Younger Free
Tufts Students Free
Blue Star Families Free
MTA Members Free


Noncommercial still photography is permitted inside the Royall mansion and the Slave Quarters as well as on the grounds as long as it does not interfere with tours or other programs. “Selfie sticks,” tripods, and other similar accessories are not permitted indoors. Filming/videotaping is not allowed without specific prior permission.