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Face masks in City of Boise facilities, including the Erma Hayman House, are optional for staff and visitors.

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The Erma Hayman House welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities. Accommodations for differing abilities include wheelchairs (available on a firscome, first serve basis), walking canes, and a graded path for visitors with mobility limitations. 

We offer live American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation during most of our events and during tours upon request.

Self-Guided Options are also available onsite through interior exhibitions, public art, interpretive signage (forthcoming), and other visitor resources.

Please alert the Erma Hayman House staff of any additional accessibility needs in advance of your visit so we are best able to serve you.


The Erma Hayman House does not have public parking facilities. Limited street parking is available on Ash Street and Grand Avenue. Use the Valley Regional Transit Bus Trip Planner to find the quickest route to the W River St & S Pioneer Ave Nwc bus stop located on the River Street side of the house. Vehicles bearing appropriate tags for visitors with disabilities may park in reserved accessible parking spots on Ash Street.


All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Due to limited space, large strollers are not allowed into the Erma Hayman House. Small strollers are available for loan at the Erma Hayman House on a first come, first served basis. 


The Erma Hayman House allows non-flash photography onsite. Feel free to photograph friends and family and your favorite house amenities. Tag #ErmaHaymanHouse to share your best shots!

Please note that photography is allowed only for personal, noncommercial use, with the following restrictions:

  • No tripods
  • No flash photography
  • No  selfie sticks
  • No drones

Please honor any "no photography" signs. 


The Erma Hayman House includes a fully equipped prep kitchen that can be rented out for shared use. Learn more.

Smoking is prohibited at the Erma Hayman House and its grounds.