The Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts is fully accessible. All museum spaces that are open to the public are accessible. Visitors are welcome to sit on the furniture in most spaces in the mansion. The museum is equipped with a lift for access to the second floor.

Woman seated on a sofa in a Victorian interior using a tablet.

Historic New England is committed to expanding broader public access at its other properties. While most of our museum sites are not equipped with accessible ramps, elevators, or chair lifts, we are glad to offer guests virtual experiences for fourteen of our historic sites.

While many of our tours involve standing, walking, and stairs, visitors with limited mobility may be able to enjoy a first floor tour of the house and grounds. Folding chairs are provided for visitors who would like to use them while on tour.  Service animals are welcome. We are happy to work with you to make your visit an enjoyable one and we encourage visitors with questions or requests to call ahead. Please consult the property list below for accessibility information at each of our sites.

Please contact us if you have questions or concerns at [email protected] or 617-994-5940.


Accessibility by Location

Find access information in the "Plan Your Visit" tips for each property

Arnold House

Barrett House

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

Boardman House

Bowman House

Browne House

Casey Farm

Castle Tucker

Clemence-Irons House

Codman Estate

Coffin House

Cogswell's Grant

Cooper-Frost-Austin House

Dole-Little House

Eustis Estate

Gedney House

Gilman Garrison House

Gropius House

Hamilton House

Jackson House

Sarah Orne Jewett House

Langdon House

Lyman Estate

Marrett House

Merwin House

Nickels-Sortwell House

Otis House

Phillips House

Pierce House

Quincy House

Rocky Hill Meeting House

Roseland Cottage

Rundlet-May House

Sayward-Wheeler House

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Swett-Ilsley House

Watson Farm

Winslow Crocker House

Accessibility Commitment and Vision Statement


Historic New England affirms that the concept of disability is a construct of society and a product of social and physical environments. Our vision is to ensure there is both universal and person-centered access for all current and/or potential stakeholders for all of our resources and properties. At Historic New England, accessibility goes beyond just providing reasonable accommodations to our constituents but also creating, expanding, and fostering a sense of belonging for all (dis)abilities, identities, and backgrounds.

We at Historic New England commit to planning and implementing improvements in every facet of our operations – from on-site school programs to online lectures; from site tours to major events; from printed material to our online presence – and to incorporating the needs and voices of the disability community and beyond into our decision-making processes.

We acknowledge this is an ongoing process, and there will always be room for growth, but it is important to start the journey and strive for both continued improvement and cultural responsiveness to the communities we serve. There will be moments of discomfort when it comes to the preservation, interpretation, and updating of the historic sites and content, but it is critical that we face those conversations head-on and develop solutions for transparency and accessibility.