The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum welcomes special needs visitors. For the best experience possible at the Library & Museum, we have provided information below to help you plan your visit. Please let us know if you have any further questions or comments by calling us at (540) 885-0897.
Handicapped parking is not located in the general parking lot, but is conveniently located off of Coalter Street between the gray and the brick building (Museum and Smith House). When turning into the light colored brick driveway, handicapped parking is to the immediate right. A second handicapped parking spot is a short distance down the same driveway on the left.
Parking: The area where the Museum and Manse is located is on one level, but is located in Staunton's Gospel Hill Historic District that features brick sidewalks that can be uneven. Since we are a campus type Museum, there is a fair amount of standing and walking. However, we have placed benches and chairs to serve as rest areas as you visit the campus. The only location that does not have this is the Manse, due to its historic nature. If stairs and hills are a problem, please consider street parking in the neighborhood across from the Manse. There are steps and a paved incline from the Visitor Center parking lot to the Admissions and The President's Shop.
Buildings: The Woodrow Wilson Museum includes exhibit galleries which are easily accessible on the first floor. The World War I trench exhibit located on the ground floor is not accessible, but visitors may watch a movie tour of the trench exhibit while in the Museum. The Manse is accessible on both the first and lower floors. Due to the concern of the historic structure, we are unable to allow motorized scooters in the Manse. A wheelchair is available for those who are unable to walk around the Museum or the Manse.
Impaired Vision & Hearing
Printed Manse and film scripts are available to those with hearing problems.
Certified service dogs are allowed in the house only when utilized for assistance care.