The David Ruggles Center is located at 225 Nonotuck Street, Florence, Massachusetts.

We are open:

– Sundays from 12 to 4 PM from Memorial Day through October 1st

– Or by appointment and special events year-round. Contact us at


“Florence has emerged as one of the most important Northeast locations for the interpretation of African Americans’ cause for freedom. Establishing an historical education center on Nonotuck Street will serve to deepen the experience of students, teachers and the general public.”

-Neil Larson, President Larson Fisher Associates, Inc. Historic Preservation and Planning Associates




David Ruggles Center Pre-opening Celebration May 24, 2009