158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324 - 4050
Guild Hall Museum
DescriptionGuild Hall Museum is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton.Parking must be found on the street. There is one handicapped space directly in front of the main entrance and two more around the corner (to the left of the building). Two benches are located on the brick walkway in front of the main entrance. Three sets of street-level, double doors lead to the marble lobby.
Double, glass doors lead to the carpeted galleries on either side of the lobby. There are no seats in the lobby or galleries. There is a small gift area in the lobby.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms, with baby-changing stations, are located in an outer hallway.
- Surface of lot: no lot
Distance to venue: depends on where you park
Transportation to venue offered: no
Places to rest: benches in front of main entrance
Paths and walkways: brick and concrete
Doors: three sets of street-level, double doors
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: spacious
Places to sit: no seating in lobby or galleries
Location of restrooms: in hallway behind gallery on the left
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with handicapped-accessible stall and baby-changing facilities
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: none
Friendliness of staff: friendly and professional
Realizing that the Richard Avedon Exhibit was closing, we finally made it to Guild Hall. What we didn’t realize was that it was also the Hamptons Film Festival! Needless to say, the traffic and town were crazy. Our parking space required our walking about one half mile to the main entrance. We would like to think that parking on “an ordinary day” is somewhat easier. There is one handicapped space on the street, directly in front of the street-level, double-doors (three sets of doors) and two, handicapped (van) accessible spaces around the corner, on the side street. If you need to drop your passenger off, there are benches in front of the building.
Once we entered, we found ourselves in the marble lobby. The galleries are on either side of the lobby, with double, glass doors to enter each one. The entrance to the theater is straight ahead. Both of the spacious galleries are carpeted. Unfortunately, there were no seats in the lobby or either gallery. Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms, with baby-changing stations are located in a hallway next to the gallery on the left.
“Avedon’s America “was well worth our efforts to get there. Avedon was a native of New York City, who began working as a freelance photographer at the age of twenty-two. “The black-and-white images are meant to highlight the unifying beauty in diversity.” (website) Incredible portraits of Malcolm X., Janis Joplin, Marilyn Monroe, and William F. Buckley, were among the portraits included, along with less well-known yet, just as interesting, people.
This exhibit is at its end. If you find out about another one that appeals to you, don’t hesitate to visit this easily accessible space.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, http://www.guildhall.org, when planning a visit, to know before you go.