The first floor public areas and part of the ground floor program space in the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.
The main entrance to the Museum is located on 2nd Street with the lift accessible entrance located to the side of the Museum next to the Hart Senate Office Building. There is an exterior lift as well as an interior lift to provide access to the main exhibitions. An accessible entrance is located on the main level. The doors facing Constitution Avenue are not entrances.
Groups with special needs may call the Museum’s Program and Outreach Manager to inquire about the possibility of adapting a current Museum tour to their special needs.
In 2011, the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum received funding from the National Park Service to make the site accessible to visitors with disabilities. The public event space, including the garden, tent, and interior terrace, as well as the first floor is all accessible via exterior and interior wheelchair lifts. Additionally, the program space on the ground floor is partially accessible.
Over the next 2 to 3 years, the Museum will explore new ways to utilize technology to improve access for visitors with disabilities throughout the Museum.
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