The Museum of the American Revolution is committed to making its facilities, exhibits, and programs accessible for all audiences in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Guests are welcome to request accommodations at least two weeks ahead of their planned visit by completing our Accessibilty Accommodation Request form. Please contact Guest Services at 267.579.3596 Voice/TTY or [email protected] in advance of your visit for any additional assistance you may need.Accommodation Request
The Museum’s main entrance is fully accessible. There is a passenger loading/unloading zone in front of the Museum and benches inside the front doors for guests to await drivers. The entrance doors open automatically when activated by pressing the button adjacent to the door. The Museum has convenient elevators and ramps that make all its public spaces accessible. Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge at the Front Desk for use within the Museum on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Museum is a Certified Autism Center (CAC), designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).
The Museum offers a Sensory Guide, and noise reducing headphones, available at the Reception Desk and the Battle of Brandywine Theater. The Museum also offers a quiet room giving guests the opportunity to play the Museum’s signature films in a small, private setting.
Relaxed Experience Mornings
Offered Quarterly (next: March 3, 2024)
Experience the Museum galleries in a low-stress and less crowded environment with lower sound effects and higher light levels to create a relaxed sensory experience. Throughout the morning, interact with replica objects and our accessibility-trained Museum staff at several stops along the way to enhance your experience. Explore Washington’s War Tent theater through hands-on materials and stop by Revolution Place, our fully immersive and family-friendly discovery center. At the Front Desk, pick up a sensory guide or social story to aid your visit. Other offerings include an available quiet room and sensory kits to borrow.
Thanks to support from The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation, the museum is pleased to offer free tickets for families to attend our Relaxed Experience Mornings. Space is limited. To reserve tickets or for questions, please contact [email protected].
Films located within the galleries are close captioned and there are audio transcripts of our core gallery and special exhibit audio tours. These can be requested at the Front Desk.
American Sign Language interpreters are available for special programs and guided tours. Please request the interpreter two weeks in advance by completing our Accessibility Accommodation Request form.
Touch Guides of the galleries are available at the Reception Desk along with an audio tour. Touch Tours can be scheduled both before the Museum opens to the public as well as during regular Museum operating hours. Please complete our Accessibility Accommodation Request form at least two weeks in advance of your visit to book a Touch Tour.
The Museum has tactile graphics available of select paintings in the core galleries, including William B. T. Trego's iconic March to Valley Forge, courtesy of the Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The Museum also has a tactile 3D printing of Washington's War Tent, available at the Alan B. Miller Theater (second floor), courtesy of Clovernook. The file to 3D print your own is available to download for free (.STL file). The 3D model was designed by Henry Levesque of Clovernook.
Service animals are welcome in the Museum. As defined by the ADA, a service animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals. Emotional support animals, comfort animals, or therapy dogs are not allowed into the Museum as they are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA.
Personal Care Attendants of guests with disabilities are admitted to the Museum free of charge. This applies to all guests who purchase general admission tickets, and guests who attend special programs and performances. Guests who wish to purchase advance tickets should contact 267.579.3596 to request complimentary tickets for an accompanying Personal Care Attendant.
There are accessible restrooms on each floor of the Museum. Family/personal restrooms equipped with changing tables are located on the first and second floors.