Huzzah! The Paul Revere House is now fully accessible!
The Paul Revere Memorial Association is committed to ensuring that the Revere House historic complex is fully accessible and welcoming to the broadest possible audience. We are proud to be a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP organization.
While our new Visitor Center with its accessible exhibits, program spaces, and visitor amenities will enhance our ability to provide access for everyone, the historic Paul Revere House and Pierce/Hichborn House may still present some challenges.
Please ask museum staff at the admissions booth or those stationed on each floor of the Revere House if you need assistance during your visit. We welcome your suggestions about how we might better serve you in the future.
Contact the Interpretation & Visitor Services Director, Kristin Peszka, with any questions about accessibility.
The following resources and information can assist you in planning your visit.
The Revere House is now fully accessible. The courtyard, program, and performance spaces, and the ground floor of the Hichborn House are accessible for people using wheelchairs and others who need to avoid stairs.
There are narrow doorways, uneven flooring, and low light levels that may be challenging for some visitors in the historic buildings. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters are welcome, but may not fit through some of the doorways in these buildings.
The Revere House is accessible by a level entrance on the ground floor. Use the elevator in the Visitor Center to access the second floor without using stairs.
There are 12 twisting steps up to the second floor. The exit stair is a straight, modern stair with sturdy handrails on both sides. It is 15 steps down.
Alternatively, a photo book of the second floor is available from the staff person on the ground floor.
The Hichborn House is accessible by a portable ramp, with staff assistance. There are 14 steps to the second floor. Visitors who cannot access the 2nd floor receive half-priced admission.
Service animals are welcome. There are low light levels and uneven flooring inside the historic buildings. Our staff are happy to help if you need assistance.
Large print brochures are available at the admissions booth. If you would like to download the text that is located inside the house for reading off-site, click here.
Tactile replicas of Paul Revere’s silver and other items are available upon request during your tour of the Revere House.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
You can visit the Paul Revere House without a guide. There are printed information labels in each room.
Sign language interpreted lectures and programs are available. Please contact Kristin Peszka, Interpretation & Visitor Services Director, to schedule an interpreter.