Information for Visitors Requiring Special Assistance
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum welcomes special needs visitors. In order for you to be comfortable during your visit, we would like to share details about our campus. 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 are sometime uneven. Because 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 your travel throughout the spaces. The only location that does not have this is the Manse, due to its historic nature. If stairs and hills are a problem for you, you may want to 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 President's shop.
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. 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. Admission tickets may be purchased at the museum which is to the left of the brick building since the gift shop is not handicapped accessible.
Visitors with Limited Mobility
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 birthplace 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 birthplace. Certified service dogs are allowed in the house only when utilized for assistance care. Printed birthplace and film scripts are available to those with hearing problems.