The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum is pleased to be open
and we’ve prepared for your visit! Visitors are asked: To schedule their visit to the Museum House by phone or on line; To wear a mask at the Museum; To physically distance while on Museum property; *To stay home if experiencing symptoms of the virus. We look forward to seeing you, be it in person or at one of our many VIRTUAL events.
Built by shipwrights in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr., the Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House and Garden Museum epitomizes the “brave houses and flowery gardens” described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick. Greek Revival in style, it was designed by architect Richard Upjohn, a founder and first president… read more
Check out our 2021 events!
Winter events have gone virtual. Check back for updates. We look forward to seeing you in person in the spring.
Looking to plan a special event in a beautiful garden setting? Call the museum for more information on our unique facility. [read more]
The Rose Garden
Visit our grounds any time for a look at over 350 rose bushes, as well as our exquisite boxwood garden and historic pergola.