The Rhode Island Historical Society welcomes all visitors to our sites, and it is our wish to accommodate the diverse needs of all of our visitors.
Please see below for information on the accessibility at our sites:
There is a wheelchair lift located at the rear of the house, which allows wheelchair access to the first floor of the house. We encourage visitors to call in advance: (401) 331-8575. From Cooke Street, follow the driveway at the rear of the Aldrich House,where you will find a ramp. Please use the ramp to enter through the french doors to the ballroom. There is also a chair lift adjacent to the ramp that you may use. If you do take the chair lift, it does take you to the first floor of the Aldrich House, but then there are about 4 stairs you would have to go down once inside the house in order to enter the ballroom.
John Brown House Museum
The John Brown House Museum is a 3-story house museum. All three floors are accessible by a wide, shallow staircase. However, because the Museum is a historic house, there is no elevator. Only the first floor of the Museum is wheelchair accessible.