NYCHAPS welcomes any pet that’s well-trained and under full control of its owner. Many of the NYCHAPS events feature animals. In order to keep all animals safe, we have established the following guidelines:
This policy only applies to pets. Service animals are permitted, by law, throughout the facility.
Smoking is permitted inside vehicles, on sidewalks, in gravel or paved parking areas, and in an area immediately adjacent to a fire ring, or a smoking station.
Period appropriate smoking (cigars and pipes) is permitted on a limited basis at select times in the Wheelwright Shop and Tap Room. Please ask before lighting up!
NYCHAPS may designate any portion of the plantation, or any portion of a building, structure or facility as closed to smoking when necessary to protect historic property, reduce the risk of fire, or prevent conflicts among visitors and activities
In general, candles and other open flame devices shall be set up and ignited only by a designated NYCHAPS person who has been trained in its use and is present to serve as a fire watch.
In addition, fireplaces must only be ignited and maintained by the designated NYCHAPS fire watch. If improperly operated or maintained, wood burning fireplaces are potential sources of an uncontrolled fires.
Never burn any garbage, plastics, wrapping paper, or other inappropriate materials.
If NYCHAPS cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.
In the case of last-minute cancellations, all efforts will be made to inform necessary parties of the cancellation or rescheduling of the event.
Before every event, coordinators and visitors should check our website for updates.