The guide to accessibility in the Ocean State

Museums

 
Audrain Automobile Museum

222 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-856-4420
2 accessible parking spots in front of building with sign but unlined. Large step at front entrance but accessible entrance in rear of building that can be opened by employees.
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Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University

315 Harborside Boulevard
Providence, RI 02905
401-598-2805
Automatic door. Call ahead for tour groups at this one of a kind museum showcasing culinary arts and the history of cooking.
P V R M B

Gilbert Stuart Museum

815 Gilbert Stuart Road
North Kingstown, RI 02874
401-294-3001
Grounds are accessible for a scooter but difficult for a wheelchair. Parking, although unmarked, is plentiful. Ramp at entrance.
M B

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology – Brown University

21 Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-863-5700
On street parking only. Ramp on the left side of building leads to main entrance. Unisex bathroom is tight for wheelchair users.
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International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

194 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-849-3990
Public parking lot across the street (parking fees apply or get ticket validated) and there is metered street parking. Entry to site has some elevated 1″-3″ lips to navigate. See staff at gift shop (which is not accessible) or call ahead to use elevator to get to the second floor museum. The museum has recently been renovated with interactive screens and exhibits which are wheelchair height. Show courts have dedicated wheelchair seating area. Outdoor grounds are primarily level.
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John Brown House Museum

52 Power Street
Providence, RI 02906
401-273-7507
Parking on street or in lot beneath facility that is not accessible. ADA compliant ramp leads to the entrance. Only first floor of this historical building is accessible.
M B

Museum of Newport History

127 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
401-841-8770
On street parking. One-hour free metered parking in the lot next door available. Van parking available in front of Bank Newport (1/2 block from museum). Handicap accessible public bathroom on the first floor. Museum is on 2nd floor – NO elevator/lift, some temporary exhibits are on the first floor.
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Museum of Work & Culture

42 South Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
401-769-9675
Marked street parking and municipal lot across street. Must enter street to access curb cut and sidewalk from lot across the street. Elevator access to upper floor.
P M B

Newport Art Museum

76 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-848-8200
Accessible parking located behind Cushing Gallery. Slope of accessible path of travel within ADA guidelines.
P M B

Providence Children’s Museum

100 South Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-273-5437
Children with disabilities strongly considered in the activities/exhibits provided. Internal ramp leads to the second floor.
P V R M B

Quonset Air Museum

Quonset State Airport
488 Eccleston Avenue
North Kingstown, RI 02852
401-294-9540
Main entrance and area inside the hangar accessible. Ramp leads out to the back courtyard.
P R M B

R.I. Railroad Museum

1 Railroad Avenue
South Kingstown, RI 02892
401-783-2913
3 accessible parking spaces marked. Amtrak from here is accessible.
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RISD Museum

224 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-454-6500
Street parking only. Designated accessible spaces on Benefit Street. Two elevators available for viewing on floors 3,5,6. In case of fire, and elevators become inoperable, an officer will direct wheelchair users to the Farago wing.
P M B

Slater Mill Museum

67 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
401-725-8638
Plenty of parking, unmarked. First floor bathroom accessible, automatic lift to second floor studio space.
R M B

South County Museum

115 Strathmore Street
Narragansett, RI 02882
401-783-5400
Accessible and van parking on gravel lot. Many buildings make up museum. Some accessible by ramp, some not. Main buildings huge and easy to maneuver.
P V R M B

Tomaquag Museum

390A Summit Road
Exeter, RI 02822
401-491-9063
Parking lot not marked for accessible/van accessible parking but there’s plenty of room to maneuver. Ramp into museum is not ADA compliant but manageable. Accessible bathrooms are located in the private school next to the museum.

Westerly Armory & Museum

8 Dixon Street
Westerly, RI 02891
401-596-8554
Three marked accessible parking spaces on side of building. This leads to side door entrance via a ramp. Call ahead so that someone may allow you access.
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