Wheelchairs and Mobility Devices

All buildings and most garden areas at The Huntington are accessible to visitors with mobility impairments. A limited number of non-motorized wheelchairs are available for loan. Visitors are urged to reserve one in advance of your visit by calling 626-405-2125 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Unreserved wheelchairs may be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the admission windows. Mobility impaired visitors are welcome to bring their own motorized scooters, wheelchairs, or Segways.


A color-coded map of the grounds is available online and also included in the Visitor's Guide, showing steep areas that should be avoided for those with mobility impairments.

Accessibility Map of the Grounds

Special Assistance Vehicle

SAV logoFor visitors with mobility impairments, The Huntington runs a Special Assistance Vehicle (SAV). This shuttle makes stops approximately every 30 minutes at the following locations: The Library Exhibition Hall; the front of the Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory; the Chinese Garden; south entrance of the Japanese Garden; and the restrooms at the Lily Ponds. Look for the SAV signs at these locations. Please note the shuttle cannot accommodate strollers, and there is no service in the rain or on free days.


Service Animals

The Huntington welcomes all visitors, including those assisted by a service animal. Visitors with a registered service animal are permitted in all publicly accessible areas. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Huntington recognizes only dogs and miniature horses as Service Animals. These animals are specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animal at all times, and are required to keep them on a leash or harness while visiting. Emotional support animals are not recognized as service animals under the ADA; we apologize for the inconvenience, but The Huntington is unable to accommodate them. 


Assistive Listening Devices

For visitors with hearing impairments, assistive listening devices (ALD), sign language interpretation, and real-time captioning are available for all public events; please email or call 626-405-3549 at least ten days in advance of the event to make arrangements.

The Huntington is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For general access information, email us or call 626-405-3549.

About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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