Address

17 Meeting House Lane Southampton NY 11968

Phone Number

631 283 2494

Date Visited

06/17/2015

Website

Link to Website

Southampton Historical Museum

Description

The Rogers Mansion Complex is located at 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton, Long Island.

Parking is in the church lot across the street. There are 2 designated handicapped spots.

The single door entrance to the mansion is located on the wooden porch which is accessed by either 2 steps or a ramp.

There is a gift shop on the main floor where the tickets are purchased. Rooms on the first floor are accessible but there is only a staircase to the second floor.

There are no public restrooms.

The out buildings on the property are not wheelchair accessible and the walkways to them are brick and gravel. One large building that houses the art gallery can be reached if you enter from the sidewalk in front of the complex.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  2
    Location of handicapped spaces:  church parking lot
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Places to rest:  in mansion
    Paths and walkways:  brick and gravel
    Location of handicapped entrance:  main entrance
    Doors:  single
    Number of floors:  2
    Elevators:  none
    Ramps:  outside
    Steps and staircases:  inside and out
    Width of aisles:  fair
    Places to sit:  yes
    Location of restrooms:  no restroom
    Baby changing station:  no
    Friendliness of staff:  friendly and helpful

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Since Southampton was settled in the 1600s, we decided it would be nice to learn about the history while we were walking through the village. A good place to start was the Southampton Historical Museum, Rogers Mansion Museum Complex. If you come by car, parking with 2 designated handicapped spots is in a lot by the church across the street. When you reach the mansion, walk up 2 steps or use the ramp to get to the single door entrance. Tickets are bought by the gift counter.


The Rogers Mansion is a beautiful place. It consists of 2 floors and is very warm and inviting.  It was built in 1648 and was owned by a Rogers descendant until 1880. A sign in the parlor tells visitors to sit and imagine a parlor experience from about 1900. The furnishings were donated by people in the community and date mostly from the Victorian and Edwardian periods. On the grounds behind the mansion Is Old Southampton Village, a collection of structures that were located in Southampton. The buildings are surrounded by gravel and brick and there are steps to enter them. There is one large building that houses an art gallery that is accessible to everyone if you enter from the sidewalk out front.


As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



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