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Can I park at the museum?

The museum is located on a narrow side street. Visitors may park on the street or side lawn of the house. Public parking on Route 103 is currently not available due to bridge construction.

Are there restrooms at the Sayward-Wheeler House?

Yes. There is a restroom in the house available to museum visitors.

Is the museum handicapped accessible?

A tour of any Historic New England property requires a considerable amount of standing and some walking. Sayward-Wheeler House has not been equipped with handicapped accessible ramps, elevators, or chair lifts. Folding chairs can be provided for visitors who would like to use them during a tour. Visitors with limited mobility may be able to enjoy a first floor tour of the house and grounds. Service animals are always welcome. We encourage visitors with concerns to call ahead. We are happy to work with you to make your visit an enjoyable one.

Can I take photographs at the museum?

Interior and exterior photography for personal use is allowed at Historic New England properties. For the safety and comfort of our visitors and the protection of our collections and house museums, we ask that you be aware of your surroundings and stay with your guide. Video, camera bags, tripods and selfie-sticks are not permitted. Professional/commercial photographers and members of the media should visit the press room for more information.  

Can I visit the grounds at any time?

The museum grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. York’s popular Fisherman’s Walk path runs through the yard of the house and visitors are encouraged to explore it.

Do we need to take a tour or can we just look around?

All visitors to the house receive a guided tour.

Are there restaurants nearby?

There are many dining options nearby in York Village and York Harbor.

How can I book a group tour? What is the cost?

Group tours are available by arrangement. The cost for a group tour for eight or more is $1 off the regular admission price. Please call 207-384-2454 or e-mail the Sayward-Wheeler House for information.

How do I become a member of Historic New England and get more involved?

Join Historic New England now and get involved in preserving and celebrating the region's heritage.  To join, call the Membership Office at 617-994-5910 or join online. You can reach the Sayward-Wheeler House staff at 207-384-2454 or by e-mail