The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum welcomes you for visits to our historic house and gardens this season. Consider the museum a safe haven, as our entire staff is vaccinated. Per CDC recommendation, visitors must wear a mask or distance while on the grounds, outdoors. We also require that all visitors to the historic house wear masks at all times, regardless of their vaccination status. Reservations are not necessary, but you can help us to plan your visit by scheduling your Museum House tour on-line or by phone. 

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!
We look forward to seeing you in person in the spring [calendar]


Function Rentals
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.

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