Hours and Admission


The Royall House and Slave Quarters is open Saturdays and Sundays from Saturday, May 18 through Sunday, October 27. Tours are on the hour at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.

NOTE: We will be closed for regular tours on Sunday, September 15 for our annual fundraiser Giving Voice. Please join us this year to hear from historian Tiya Miles!

For inquiries about weekday and Saturday morning group tours, email Executive Director Tom Lincoln at director@royallhouse.org.

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.