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Before Your Visit


Transportation & Parking
Parking is free and available on site, along our driveway or in the circle in front of The Octagon House. Space is limited– please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your tour time and depart within 15 minutes after the tour is finished.  If traveling in a group, we kindly ask that you consider carpooling.  This allows us to make sure all ticketed visitors have access to parking on the grounds. Please do not park on West Clinton Avenue.

Families with Children
Tickets are required for all guests, including those under the age of 18. This experience is best suited for ages 7 and older.  Babies and toddlers (although delightful) are not appropriate to bring along for the tour.

Mobility and Stairs
Tours are not recommended for individuals with difficulty walking up and down three flights of stairs or those who cannot stand for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, it is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility.

Non-flash photography is allowed inside the house, and we encourage sharing your tour experience on social media.  Please refrain from using selfie sticks, tripods, or any other photography equipment while on the tour. For more information regarding photo shoots or commercial photography, please reach out to us at before making a reservation.

We have limited restroom facilities, so we recommend planning ahead and using the restroom before arriving at The Octagon House. Especially during busy times, our restroom may be unavailable prior to the start of your tour.

Private Home
The Octagon House is a private home. For this reason, we do not allow access to the gardens and grounds without a ticketed reservation, and certain areas of the home may not be available for viewing. We appreciate your cooperation in respecting these boundaries. While touring, please stay with your guide and refrain from touching walls, finishes, furniture & objects. Please help us continue to preserve this magnificent home and its furnishings well into the future!

Food and Drink
No food or drink is allowed inside the house, and picnicking is not allowed on the grounds or the veranda. Please make plans to enjoy your meal at another location, and leave these items in your vehicle while on the property.

Please No Pets
Pets are not allowed inside the house or on the grounds whatsoever.