The guide to accessibility in the Ocean State

Historic Houses / Mansions

 
Blithewold Mansions, Gardens & Arboretum

101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
401-253-2707
P V R M B

Burrillville Historical Preservation Society

16 Laurel Hill Avenue
Burrillville, RI 02859
401-568-8534
No marked van accessible but plenty of space for parking. Access for scooters/wheelchair via ramp leading to the back door.
P R M B

First Baptist Church in America

75 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-454-3418
Accessible parking and wheelchair entrance in back of church.
P R M

Former Bristol County Jail

48 Court Street
Bristol, RI 02809
401-253-7223
One accessible parking space across the street in a small parking lot. Accessible entrance is in the rear, but ramp (cement walkway) not ADA compliant. Jails accessible for viewing on first floor only.
P B

Great Friends Meeting House

21 Farewell Street
Newport, RI 02840
401-846-0813
On street parking. Portable ramp available for access upon request; please call.
B

Newport Colony House

Washington Square
Newport, RI 02840
401-846-2980
On street parking only. Accessible entrance is to the right of the building via a ramp. Call for wheelchair, scooter or walker entry. Lift to the second floor.
M B

Newport Mansions – Green Animals Topiary

380 Cory’s Lane
Portsmouth, RI 02871
401-847-1000
Route to the topiary animals accessible. Access to entire garden limited to those using scooters/wheelchairs. Bathrooms not accessible due to steps.
P R

Newport Mansions – Marble House

596 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
Accessible parking is located in the lot across the street from the main entrance. Accessible unisex restroom is located on the second floor. The cobblestone entry should be carefully navigated by visitors using accessible devices. The Marble House elevator is 58 inches deep and 35 inches wide. The historic design of the elevator provides entry and exit on opposite sides on different floors; therefore a wheelchair must be turned to exit. The turning circumference is suitable for wheelchairs but will not accommodate scooters.
P B

Newport Mansions – Rosecliff

548 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
An elevated lift measuring 60 inches long and 42 inches wide is situated in the front foyer, the elevator is 47 inches deep and 34 inches wide. This elevator is suitable for small scooters and wheelchairs. Access to the Museum Store is available on request. Assistance is provided by PSNC staff.
P R M B

Newport Mansions – The Breakers

44 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
Parking is located in the lot across the street from the main entrance. Accessible unisex bathroom is located on the basement level. The accessible entrance to the property is located to the left of the building down a sloping driveway which ends with cobblestones. Take elevator to main floors with staff assistance. Elevator is 46 inches deep and 33 inches wide. This elevator will accommodate small scooters and wheelchairs. There are steps to all areas of the garden and lawn grounds.
P R M B

Newport Mansions – The Elms

367 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
Accessible parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building. Accessible restroom facilities are located in the basement. The entrance to the property is located on the north side of the building. Assistance is provided by PSNC Staff. The Elms Elevator is 44 inches deep and 38 inches wide. The height of the wheelchair should not exceed 37 inches.
P B

Rough Point

680 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-849-7300
Accessible parking near front door. Wheelchair is available upon request. To left of the main entrance is a fully accessible unisex bathroom except for the height of the toilet. Compliant elevator takes you to the second floor. A lift is available for the second tier of this floor.
P R M

Slater Mill Association

67 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
401-725-8638
Accessible path slope of travel in several places exceeds ADA guidelines. The Slater Mill, Wilkinson Mill and first floor of the Sylvanus Brown house are handicap accessible through various ramps and elevators.
P V B

Smith’s Castle

55 Richard Smith Drive
North Kingstown, RI 02852
401-294-3521
Gravel parking lot may be difficult for wheelchairs. Bathroom not accessible for a scooter, but okay for wheelchair. Garden paths now widened to accommodate wheelchair access. Easy to enter house, downstairs travel easy for either wheelchair or scooter.
P V R M

St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center

84 Cumberland Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
401-356-0713
Parking on both sides of the Center plus across the street in the Fournier Funeral Home lot. Designated accessible parking on the right side of building leads to entrance requiring use of stairs. Drop-off area in the rear of the building accessed by taking Cumberland Street, right on Locust, left on Gaulin St. Entrance here leads to an elevator. Call ahead for assistance.
P B

 Posted by at 2:13 am