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Photography @ Steppingstone

With 23 acres and 23 buildings, Steppingstone is a charming place for  photos. The grounds are operated and maintained by Steppingstone Museum Association, Inc., a registered 501(c)3, private, non-profit museum. While we are more than happy to share our site with the public, we do require commercial/professional photographers to carry a Photography Membership in order to utilize the grounds. Photography memberships help support the daily operations and upkeep of the museum so that we can preserve the beautiful grounds for current and future generations to enjoy.

Memberships are good for one year and are required in order to take video and photographs on the grounds. 

 We ask that all guests, including photographers and their clients, are respectful of the grounds and other visitors. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • no standing, sitting, leaning or utilizing the historic rock walls throughout the property.

  • no scaling, climbing, vandalizing trees

  • no moving museum items on the grounds

  • no climbing buildings

  • Your photography, videography and /or art may not interfere with other guest’s enjoyment. No blocking walking paths and building entrances.

  • All pets must remain on a leash and the leash must be held at all times. All pets must be picked up after.


Photography Memberships are available for $200. 

The photography membership is required for professional photographers. Membership includes unlimited pre-scheduled photo sessions on the site for the membership year. Membership is good for a year after the purchase date.

  • Can Steppingstone help me plan my wedding day?
    Although we cannot plan your special day, we can provide tips and a list of approved vendors and event planners ready to help!
  • How many guests can attend my wedding?
    We can accommodate weddings from 35 people to 180 people depending on your preferred spaces.
  • Are we able to book outside vendors?
    YES! We only ask that you choose one of our approved caterers. This is to help ensure your day goes off without a hitch.
  • What amenities and services are included?
    Steppingstone provides a limited number of tables (round and banquet) and chairs for your event. We have at least two staff members on site during your event to ensue privacy, safety and provide transportation for your guests with mobility challenges. You and your guests will have full access to important amenities of our facility, such as parking, restrooms, handicap accessibility.
  • Are animals allowed?
    YES! We have hosted several weddings with delivery birds, horses, donkeys and dogs. If you are planning on including an animal in your event, please discuss the logistics with our site coordinator.
  • How do I place a hold on a wedding date?
    We rent events on a first-come, first-serve basis and require a tour before placing a hold on our calendar. Holds remain active for 4 weeks and are free.
  • Can my guests enjoy the museum during our reception?
    Part of the charm of having your wedding at Steppingstone is the fact that you and your guests can enjoy the splendor of the buildings and the accessible exhibits like our outdoor artifacts during the reception. Indoor exhibits can be enjoyed April - October, Saturday and Sundays from 11am to 3 pm.
  • Where will my guests park?
    Guest parking is in the main lot located at the end of the driveway. In special circumstances the museum team will work with you if there is a need for select guests to park closer due to mobility issues.
  • Are there places to stay nearby?
    Yes, we are situated right off the I95 corridor. There are several hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds within a short drive of our location.
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