DAYTIME HISTORIC TOURS OF PROSPECT PLACE -- SCHEDULE 2014
Daytime Educational / Historical Tour Schedule (dates and times subject to change due to the needs of the estate):
Daytime tours are free -- no admission charged. Donations are appreciated.
SPRING / SUMMER / AUTUMN: We are open from March until November annually for self guided tours on the following days/times:
Beginning on 17 March 2017 and ending on 5 November 2017.
Saturdays: Open at 12:00 pm closed at 4 pm.
Sundays: Open at 12:00 pm closed at 4 pm.
Other days and times are available with advanced notice. This includes free educational history handouts, Underground Railroad maze puzzles for kids and self guided tour leaflets.
PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES FOR INSURANCE REASONS. NO UNATTENDED MINORS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY AT ANY TIME.
WINTER TIME: Tours are available by appointment between November and March with advanced notice. Please take note that the driveway to the mansion is not paved and a four wheel drive vehicle is recommended during winter months. We will not pay for towing charges if you get stuck in the mud or snow.
Tourists are asked to refrain from staying for more than 2 hours.
Day tours are intended for educational
Persons may arrange to stay longer in the daytime for legitimate educational and historical research purposes. Clear this through Jeff Cole.
(TOURS WILL BE HELD UNLESS TEMPERATURES ARE ABOVE 90 F FOR SAFETY REASONS - NON AIR CONDITIONED SPACES ARE PRESENT IN THE HOUSE - TEMPERATURES CAN REACH DANGEROUS LEVELS IN SOME AREAS WHEN THE OUTSIDE TEMPS ARE ABOVE 90)
THESE ARE ONLY THE SCHEDULED TOURS. YOU MAY REQUEST A SPECIAL GUIDED TOUR WITH A MINIMUM OF TWO WEEKS ADVANCED NOTICE AT ANY TIME YEAR ROUND.
SELF GUIDED TOUR REQUESTS REQUIRE MINIMUM THREE DAYS ADVANCED NOTICE.
Daytime tours are provided for historical and educational purposes only and do not include information about alleged paranormal activity at the estate. To wit:
Do not plan on attending a day time tour if your intention is to conduct any kind of paranormal investigation.
We will not tolerate people conducting these activities while parents are in the building attempting to educate their children. If you attempt a daytime hunt during educational tour hours you will be ordered to leave the property!
All of our staff are volunteers. We require advanced notice so that tour guides may adjust their life / work schedules.
Tours last between 1.5 to 2 hours and cost:
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: There is no formal charge for historical / educational daytime tours to the general public. A donation would be gladly accepted however. There are two possible types of tours you would receive based upon the availability of guides: A complete guided tour of the house and grounds from top to bottom or a self guided tour of the property. With the self guided tour you would be given a printed tour brochure and would then receive 2 hours on the property to explore by yourselves. A caretaker will remain in the house and monitor CCTV of all floors for safety and security reasons. We cannot guarantee which type of tour you may receive on any scheduled or non-scheduled date. It will have to do with who is available as a guide. We have disabled and semi-disabled people helping with the estate who are not able to guide people through the building physically. More able bodied guides have day jobs and may or may not be able to adjust their schedules to the tour program.
SAFE ENTRY POLICY:
THERE MAY BE OCCASIONS WHEN TOURS ARE NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO SAFETY AND INSURANCE RESTRICTIONS. THE PUBLIC IS NOT PERMITTED ON THE PREMISES WHEN CONSTRUCTION OR POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS RESTORATION ACTIVITIES ARE ONGOING.
ALSO, WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE EXTREME HEAT INDEX RANGE AS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (USUALLY OVER 90 F) WE WILL BE CLOSED. THE MANSION IS NOT AIR CONDITIONED AND TEMPERATURES IN PARTS OF IT CAN BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS DURING THOSE TIMES.
WE WORK TO MINIMIZE THIS OCCURRENCES AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO GIVE THE PUBLIC MAXIMUM ACCESS TO THE ESTATE.
Due to insurance rules evening and night-time 1.5 hour tours (after 3 pm) are not possible.
For more information on tours please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email is the best contact method as we may not necessarily be near the phone during office hours. Please allow up to 5 business days for reply to inquiries (again email is faster than phone).
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