This program is designed for visitors who are blind or have low vision.

Join us for a tour of the iconic Carnegie Mansion, the former home of industrial magnate Andrew Carnegie and current home of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The impressive 64-room mansion, built from 1899 to 1902, is a fascinating study in innovative design, and many of the home’s original elements remain in the building today. Through rich verbal description and tactile exploration, we will take a close look at many of the intricate and beautiful design elements built into the mansion’s interior while also learning about the daily life of the Carnegie family in the early 20th century.

When: Friday, March 22, 2:30– 4:00 p.m. ET
Where: Cooper Hewitt, 2 E 91st St

Register here, or send an email with your name to or call Kirsten Sweeney at 212.849.8384. 


  • Location: The tour will take place in Cooper Hewitt’s first- and second-floor galleries, which are accessible via either stairs or an elevator. The tour will last 90 minutes, and there will be breaks for seating throughout. 
  • For general questions, including requests for additional accessibility services such as Pro-Tactile interpreting, please email us at or let us know when registering. Please make your accommodation request as far in advance as possible—preferably at least one week before the program date.