Physical Demands & Accessibility


Bus, boat, and subway transportation will be provided throughout the week for participants traveling to and from Landmark sites. However, in fully exploring these landscapes, there will be a good deal of walking required. Sturdy shoes and a spirit of adventure are recommended.

There is a sumptuous variety about the New England weather that compels the stranger's admiration—and regret.
— Mark Twain

The weather in New England in July is generally hot with temperatures averaging in the 80s during the day and 60s at night. Participants should come prepared for hot and humid conditions, rain and thunderstorms, and cooler evenings. While many of the Landmarks are air conditioned, we will be spending significant periods of time out of doors on certain days. Water bottles, hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses are recommended for outdoors excursions as well and a light extra layer and an umbrella.


While most of the Landmarks sites are fully accessible, some advance planning may be required in accommodating participants with disabilities when visiting the outdoor landscapes—Plymouth, the Pequot War battlefields, and Deer Island.

Participants who wish to request disability-related accommodations including sign-language interpreters should contact the Project Directors at Requests can be made at any time, but some types of accommodations take several weeks to arrange. Therefore, please contact us as soon as possible.

Questions about accessibility?  Please email