Tours and Special Access

The Rockwell Museum is committed to helping all visitors enjoy its exhibitions through accessible facilities and programs.   Click for more on our hours, ticket options, and parking information.

Special Tours For You and Your Group

Group Tours

Explore our permanent collection or a special exhibition on a guided group tour led by one of our friendly and experienced Museum Docents, or on your own with a self-guided group tour. Adult group tours last about 1 hour, and are designated for groups with at least 10 people. Our docents can tailor the tour to meet the interests and needs of your group.  Docent-led group tours are available every day by advance registration only.  

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School Tours

We offer exploration tours and programs for school groups that are designed to help students and teachers construct meaningful experiences with works of art.

School tour options include developmentally appropriate, curriculum-based activities related to art, history, and science. Tours are designed to meet select New York State Learning Standards and promote individual discovery and team problem-solving.

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Old City Hall Architecture Tour

Our museum is housed in Old City Hall and has been at the heart of Corning for over 120 years. As you could imagine, there are some wonderful, unique details to explore in our home.

Investigate some of the special architectural features of the building with a self-guided tour. This tour is available to pick up at the Museum Admission Desk, or download the architecture tour here (PDF).

“Meet Me at the Museum“ – Tours for People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

We have a special program designed for persons with dementia and their care partners. The focus includes viewing and discussing artwork in the galleries.  Specially trained docents will highlight pieces in the Museum’s collection through a colorful presentation to stimulate conversation and reminiscence.

Meet Me at the Museum tours are offered in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region.  Tours are offered each month from February through May and from September through December.  Registration for Meet Me at the Museum is required. To register or to learn more, call 800.272.3900 or visit www.alz.org/rochesterny.


Accessibility

Wheelchairs

All museum entrances are wheelchair accessible. Public galleries are accessible and can be reached by elevator. However, not all doors are on power assist.  There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms on the first floor.

Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis; just ask any Museum staff person for assistance. The Rockwell also welcomes your personal walkers, wheelchairs, and scooters.

Parking

The Museum entrance is accessible for all visitors and designated parking is available for vehicles displaying the appropriate disability permits. This parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Free Parking is located directly behind the museum.

Shuttle

A free shuttle bus runs continuously from the Welcome Center to the Museum to The Corning Museum of Glass, to downtown Corning, where you’ll find Historic Market Street shops and restaurants.


Our Neighborhood

After your visit to the Museum, make sure to check out all of the wonderful offerings in our area!  The Rockwell Museum is nestled in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York and is located at the heart of Corning’s Downtown Gaffer District.

After your visit to The Rockwell, a convenient, free shuttle bus will pick you up at the entrance of the Museum and bring you directly to Corning’s quintessential Market Street (where you’ll find a variety of restaurants, stores and galleries) and The Corning Museum of Glass.  We are located just steps from downtown Market Street and an easy stroll to our vibrant downtown.

Make sure to check out our community partners for more information about offerings in our surrounding area.

For more information about accessibility at The Rockwell Museum, call 607.937.5386.

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Bring Your Family

Open daily, The Rockwell welcomes the young and the young-at-heart to explore Art About America. From Art Hunts to our NEW Family Exploration Studio, the museum is designed to make art accessible to kids, and inspire an appreciation for art at a young age.

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