We're Building a New Lancaster Plaza!

The new Lancaster Plaza is on track to be completed by early June 2021. Our reimagined main entrance includes an elevator and new stairs with granite treads and steel frame that will withstand the elements. When completed, the Lancaster Welcome Center and the Higgins Education Wing will be fully accessible—enhancing the Museum’s mission of connecting people, communities, and cultures through the experience of art.

The new Lancaster Plaza is designed by wHY Architecture. Contractor for the project is Kaplan Construction of Brookline, MA.

A 3D rendering of WAM's Lancaster Plaza Entrance, showing steps and elevator

This renovation of our Lancaster Street entrance was necessary because the stairs had become both unsafe and unsightly from weather-related deterioration. Work on the project began in November 2019, but in March 2020 was suspended for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful to the C. Jean & Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation for its extraordinary support to the Museum, which is helping to make this project possible.

We look forward to welcoming visitors at the new Lancaster Plaza this summer!

To enter the Museum, please use the Salisbury Street entrance, which is fully accessible.

For directions and parking information, please click here.