Gore Place is committed to providing an accessible experience for all visitors. We employ the theories of Universal Design in the creation of new exhibits and programs, and in the renovation and restoration of our historic structures.
Tactile Models of the Mansion and Carriage House
These models, created by artisan Jay Rogers, are part of the multi-sensory interpretation of the estate, an effort funded in part by grants from The Watertown Commision on Disability, The Foundation for Metrowest, and Mass Humanities. The artisan designed these models to allow all visitors to explore the mansion and carriage house at Gore Place and to gain an appreciation of the architecture of these significant historic buildings.
Accessing the Mansion and Carriage House buildings
The first floor of the mansion is wheelchair accessible. There are no elevators at Gore Place, and the second floor is not accessible to wheelchairs. There is a wheelchair lift at the mansion entrance. Please call the office at (781) 894-2798 and a staff member will assist you.
Carriage House access:
The carriage house is accessible.
Mansion parking: Accessible spaces are available in front of the brick mansion. Drive straight through the entrance and proceed up the driveway to the mansion.
Carriage House parking: The main parking lot is accessible.
Gore Place welcomes you to bring your personal wheelchairs, walkers, and scooters when visiting our grounds and buildings.
Mansion restrooms are on the basement level and are not accessible to wheelchair users. There are no elevators at Gore Place.
The carriage house restrooms are on the ground level and include a unisex accessible bathroom.
Gore Place Mansion Tour
The mansion is shown by guided tour only. For visual description, Sign Language interpreters, or other needs, please contact Gore Place at 781-894-2798 in advance of your visit.
Mansion Tour Seating
There are visitor chairs in many rooms of the historic mansion. If you need to use one during a tour, please inform your guide.
Gore Place Grounds Tour
Self-guided multimedia tours of the grounds are available for free on your own smartphone http://goreplace.toursphere.com or through a museum-owned iPod Touch. These audio-visual tours include captioned videos and an ASL-guided tour. Visit here for more information.
Gore Place welcomes your service animals with proper identification when visiting our grounds and buildings.
Braille and Tactile Graphic Guides
The grounds brochure is available in Braille.
The grounds map is available as a tactile printed map.