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Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542

516 571 8010

09-07-2013

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve



Garvies Point Museum is fully accessible with handicapped parking close by. 

A paved, level path leads to the entrance ramp with automatic doors.

Once inside there are wide aisles for enjoying the exhibits.

Handicapped accessible bathrooms are on the main level. The men’s room may be a bit more difficult to maneuver a wheelchair than the ladies’.

A picnic area is near the museum.

The museum is part of a 62-acre preserve with five miles of nature trails that wind through it.

It is on high cliffs along a 2,000-foot shoreline.  The preserve is not wheelchair accessible.

 

 

CHECKLIST

Number of handicapped spaces:
3
Location of handicapped spaces:
closest to museum
Surface of lot:
paved
Distance to venue:
close
Transportation to venue offered?


Terrain:
flat
Places to rest:
none
Paths and walkways:
paved to museum


Location of handicapped entrance:
main entrance
Doors:
double


Number of floors:
1
Elevators:
0
Ramps:
0
Steps, Staircases:
0
Width of aisles:
wide, easy to maneuver
Places to sit:
some seats


Location of restrooms:
main floor
Type of restroom:
multi-stall, handicapped accessible
Ease of entry and exit:
OK, but at an angle
Baby changing station:


Available food services:
none


Friendliness of staff:
friendly and helpful


Notes:


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Although we were headed to another destination, we came across a sign directing us to Garvies Point Museum & Preserve. We decided to take a look at what is offered there.

Garvies Point Museum is a gem. We felt sorry that we hadn't taken our children there when they were younger. It is a small, low-key museum that is a “center for Long Island and regional geological research, Long Island American Indian culture and archaeology.” (website)

It is a great place for inter-generational visiting. In addition to traditional glass exhibit cases, there is a ”fully interactive American Indian Village where one can partake in the daily activities of village life through hands on experiences, including fishing from a canoe, helping to build a wigwam, reading inside a wigwam and even picking corn from the stalk.” (website). This venue is a delight for families with young children or grandchildren looking for a place that is both educational and interesting.

The one floor museum is fully accessible with handicapped parking fairly close by. A paved, level path leads to the entrance. There are automatic doors, wide aisles for enjoying the exhibits, and handicapped accessible bathrooms. The men’s room may be a bit more difficult to navigate than the ladies’ room. There is a picnic area outside.

The museum is part of a 62-acre preserve with five miles of nature trails throughout. It is on high cliffs, with steep, winding paths leading down to a north shore boulder beach with 2,000 feet of shoreline and a spectacular harbor. Bring hiking boots if you are up to this trek!  We think we found a “family-oriented” gem.

As always, we at Destination:Accessible advise you to check a venue's website,  www.garviespointmuseum.com,  when planning a visit, to ""know before you go.""

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50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542

516 571 8010

09-07-2013