The Roycroft Inn
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History Well Done

The Roycroft Campus is the best preserved and most complete complex of buildings remaining of the "guilds" that evolved in the United States at the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Designated a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1986, the Campus contains 14 structures including the Inn, the Chapel, the Print Shop, the Furniture Shop, the Power House and the Copper Shop. The Roycroft Campus Corporation (RCC) was established to preserve and restore the Campus. It helped lead the successful restoration and reopening of The Roycroft Inn in 1995. Its ultimate goal is to preserve the unique architectural setting of the Campus, but moreover, to bring back to life the Roycroft community and ideals by re-introducing working artisans on the Campus; develop comprehensive, multi-faceted educational programming; and encouraging the development of a center for creativity and innovation in the decorative arts, fine arts, and literature.

On Campus, guests have the opportunity to experience the American Arts and Crafts Movement with hands-on, interactive program and events. For more information click here.

  • Tours: a walking tour of the Campus that explains the history of Roycroft, its founder Elbert Hubbard and the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
  • Classes and Workshops: learn the skills taught by artisans themselves including metalworking, book binding, jewelry making, printing and painting.
  • Artist Demonstrations: see the artist at work as they create works with the same care and quality as the original Roycrofters.
  • The Copper Shop Gallery: a beautiful gallery featuring unique, handcrafted works from over 100 local and national artists.
  • Events: from concerts to book signing, there are many special events schedule through the year to enjoy.
  • Also, on Campus you can explore the Roycroft Antiques Shop and Norberg's Art Gallery.

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