Before Your Visit


Because the Stowe Center is comprised of 19th century landscape and buildings, some ADA adjustments require advance arrangements for the best experience for your group. Please indicate if we can provide accommodations and services in advance by calling 860.522.9258 x317, or send an email to tickets@stowecenter.org

The first floor of the Visitor Center (which includes the ticketing desk and museum store) is wheelchair accessible, but restrooms are only accessible via stairs to a lower level.

The first floor of the Stowe House is accessible to non-electric wheelchairs. A portable ramp allows visitors to bypass the porch steps to access the building. The house tour itself includes one flight of stairs, and so the second story of the home is not accessible to wheelchair users. For folks unable to use stairs, we offer an alternative tour that provides digital images and information about the upper floor, provided by a staff member.

The Stowe Center is undertaking a major renovation to our grounds and Visitor Center that will vastly improve the accessibility of our campus.

General Information

Large backpacks, gum, food, and beverages are not permitted in the Stowe House. Visitors are welcome to picnic on the grounds.


  • No flash photography is allowed in the Stowe House.
  • No videos are allowed to be taken inside the Stowe House.
  • All images taken on tour must be for personal use.
    • If any images are taken for commercial purposes (news outlet, tv segment, documentary, etc), please email research@stowecenter.org for Permission to Photograph contract.

Musem Store 

Allow time for shopping in the Stowe Museum Store for Stowe-inspired books, toys, jewelry, gifts, and souvenirs.


For more FAQs, head HERE.