Hours and Admission


Due to Covid-19, the Royall House & Slave Quarters is currently closed to the public until further notice. When we reopen, we will offer guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays, starting on the hour at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. For updates, please watch this space, follow us on Facebook, or sign up for our monthly e-newsletter here.

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.