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Fort Nisqually Accessibility

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Parking: There are three designated parking stalls on site. The route to entry is a combination of pavement and compounded wood chips.

Entrance: Main Entrance is the accessible entrance. Historic fenced gate is open during operating hours. Doors into the visitor center require less then 8lb of pressure to open.  Staff is available for assistance.

Route: There is a 36" + wide accessible route through the museum store. The outdoor path is 60" wide and is a combination of concrete landings and compact gravel. Given that the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum complex is a historically authentic replication, some buildings only have outside viewing opportunities. Where the building allows for accessible routes and turnarounds, ramps into the buildings are provided.

Assistance: Most information, exhibit signage, viewing stations and customer materials are within the 15-48" reach range and 32-60" visibility height. Staff is available to provide assistance with out-of-reach items in the Museum Store.

Restrooms: There are two accessible public restrooms in the great room inside the fort.   The restrooms at the adjoining picnic site are not accessible.

Viewing: Where viewing capacity is limited, Fort Nisqually staff have developed alternative materials to provide a visual experience.

Assistive Listening: Patrons have the ability to take a cell phone tour during their visit in order to hear audio interpretive information while on site.

Sensory Experience: This is primarily an outdoor experience, although many buildings are passed through on a self-guided tour. Guests should make consideration for exposure to natural elements, including allergens.