Most historic buildings were not originally designed to accommodate people with disabilities. Providing access (interior and exterior) for persons with disabilities in ways that preserve the character of the historic property is a challenge that requires creativity and collaboration.
As we seek to make improvements to the built environment, we are focusing our attention on providing digital and print images for physically inaccessible spaces and increasing outdoor interpretive programming. Please contact us for more details.
Our site currently consists of:
Learning Centre (Main Building)
- Designated accessible parking spaces
- There is a drop off spot near the entrance to the main building
- Power door opener
- Accessible. gender-neutral washrooms
- Ross Farm Museum is proud to be an Aira Access Partner.
- Seating is available both inside the Learning Centre and on the property
- Fire alarms in the main building include both auditory and visual signals
- A wheelchair is available for visitor use
- The Pedlar’s Shop (gift shop) is located on the main level and has wide pathways
A Note about the Historic Buildings
- There are seven historic buildings on sixty acres of land. Our roads and pathways are not paved.
- Rose Bank Cottage, the Cooperage and the Farm Workshop have a ramp to the main floor with a short threshold to overcome.
- The Schoolhouse, the Stave Mill, the Larder Barn and Ross Barn have steps.
- Doorways and hallways in the historic buildings are generally narrow.
- Upper floors are only accessible via wooden staircases, but pictures of these rooms are available.
- Staff members are available to share stories and share historical information about the site.
This webpage will be updated as we make improvements.