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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions

  • Yes, personal photography of the interior of the Museum and the historic homesite is welcomed. Some exhibits may have restrictions, which will be posted in the gallery. Professional photography requires advance permission. Please contact us for details.

  • There are no vending machines or food services at the Museum. Additionally, food and drinks (other than closed water bottles) are not allowed in the galleries or historic structures. There are picnic areas available behind the Museum next to the creek that may be used on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visitors are responsible for collecting and disposing of trash.

  • Depending on your group, we recommend planning two hours for your visit to the Museum. If you choose to do a guided tour of the 1774 Rock House (which is typically 60-90 minutes), we recommend planning 2.5 to 3 hours.

  • No, parking in the Museum’s surface lot is free. Please follow posted signage for bus and handicap parking.

  • Only service dogs, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, are allowed in the Museum and on the historic homesite. Pets and other support animals are not allowed in the Museum or on the grounds.

  • The 1774 Alexander Homesite is a beautiful setting on top of a hill. There is a paved path from the Museum building to the Homesite that can be accessed by a motorized wheelchair or a wheelchair that can be pushed. The herb garden and path to the kitchen is gravel. The interiors of the house, log kitchen, and springhouse are not accessible by wheelchair. Read more about accessing the Museum on the Accessibility page.

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