2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
DescriptionThe Heckscher Museum of Art is situated in Heckscher Park in Huntington Village. A small paved, parking lot with two handicapped spaces is right next to the Museum. The handicapped ramp is integrated with the main entrance. There are large, heavy, double doors to enter. The large, easily navigable, spacious galleries are all on the main floor.
There are no handicapped accessible restrooms in the museum. Restrooms are located on the lower level and are accessible only by stairs. A handicapped accessible restroom is available in a nearby building. You need to ask someone from the Museum to unlock it. This is usually not a problem Monday through Friday, when there is always someone available. Weekends may be more problematic. One can call ahead to make sure there will be someone to assist or one can use the handicapped accessible public restrooms located in the park.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 2
Location of handicapped spaces: in lot next to museum
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Terrain: fairly even
Places to rest: benches
Paths and walkways: smooth brick
Location of handicapped entrance: ramp integrated with main entrance
Doors: heavy double doors
Number of floors: 2
Steps and staircases: staircase to lower level
Width of aisles: spacious
Places to sit: none
Location of restrooms: * lower level
Type of restroom: not handicapped accessible
Ease of entry and exit: fair
Baby changing station: none
Available food services: none
Friendliness of staff: courteous
Notes: * Handicapped accessible restrooms are available in another building. Ask for assistance at the front desk.
On a sunny October day my husband and I visited the Heckscher Museum of Art. The museum is situated in a lovely oasis of a park in Huntington Village.
There is a small paved, parking lot with two handicapped spaces right next to the museum. The handicapped ramp is integrated with the main entrance to the museum. There are large double-doors which are quite heavy to open and, unfortunately, there is no handicapped assist push button for help.
Although the museum is not a large building, the galleries are spacious and are all on the main floor.
There are restrooms on the lower level, which are accessible only by a flight of stairs. There is no handicapped accessible restroom in this building. There is, however, a handicapped accessible bathroom in a nearby administration building. One has to ask someone from the museum to unlock it. I was told that Monday through Friday is not a problem, because there is always someone available. Weekends might prove more of a challenge. It was suggested that one call ahead to let them know you are coming, if you will require such assistance. The other option is to use the public restrooms in the park. These are multi-stall bathrooms with a handicapped stall at the far end.
Make sure to check out their “Senior Days” programs.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.heckscher.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”