Accessibility at the American Antiquarian Society

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The American Antiquarian Society welcomes all visitors and strives to make its public spaces fully accessible. If you will need assistance during your visit, please call the receptionist desk at 508-471-2152.

Antiquarian Hall

  • Parking

    Spaces are available for visitors with disabilities in a designated parking area off Regent Street in front of Antiquarian Hall. A map showing the location of the spaces is available here.

  • Accessible entrance

    The front entrance of Antiquarian Hall is accessible via a ramp.

  • Restrooms

    Antiquarian Hall has four gender-neutral, single-occupant restrooms on the first floor and one on the second floor. Two of the first-floor, gender-neutral restrooms are also wheelchair accessible.

  • Reading Room

    If you require assistance or alternative arrangements while conducting research in the reading room, please contact Dan Boudreau, Head of Readers’ Services, at 508-471-2171 or dboudreau [at] (dboudreau[at]mwa[dot]org).

  • Public tours

    Public tours typically last one hour and can be adapted to provide accessibility for guests with mobility limitations. The second floor of Antiquarian Hall can be reached by stairs or elevator, and upon request, folding chairs can be provided at certain points along the tour.

    Tours are led by guides who provide verbal descriptions in English without the use of microphones or other amplification devices. Large print versions of exhibit case labels are available.

  • Wheelchair

    A wheelchair is available upon request at the reception area for onsite use.