NMMC is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For general access information, contact Rachel Clark at 703-784-4469 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Gardiner at 703-432-8455 or email@example.com.
Parking and Entrance
NMMC’s main parking lot has 22 accessible spaces available for use — 7 on the west side of the parking lot and 15 on the east side.
The design for the Museum, its grounds, roads, and parking areas was created by a team of professional architects and approved by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to meet the requirements of Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-010-01, DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings. UFC 4-010-01, which provides construction standards for government buildings, was developed, in part, as a response to the destruction of the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995 by a truck-borne explosive device. To address the vulnerabilities in design that contributed to the immense amount of damage and loss of life, the UFC requires all construction covered by these rules to have a minimum separation/standoff distance.
Information for Visitors with Hearing Loss or Who are Deaf
Closed captioning is available for all videos in the Museum’s exhibitions. The movie shown in Scuttlebutt Theater requires a special rear view device, which is available free of charge, at the Front Information Desk.
Transcripts are available for all videos and the NMMC Audio Tour. Please inquire at the Front Information Desk.
Information for Visitors Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
History in Your Hands (HIYH)
HIYH is a program that provides tours for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to tour the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these tours. We schedule tours upon request whenever the Museum is open except on Federal holidays.
There is no fee for this program, but a two week advance notice is required for all tours. For more information or to request a tour, contact Rachel Clark at 703-784-4469, email firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Scott Gardiner at 703-432-8455, email email@example.com.
The NMMC also has a regularly scheduled HIYH tour on the third Sunday of every month at 1 pm. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required for all tours. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the tour. For more information, a schedule of topics, or to register for the monthly program, contact Rachel Clark at 703-784-4469, email firstname.lastname@example.org ; or or Scott Gardiner at 703-432-8455, email email@example.com.
Information for Visitors with Limited Mobility
In the Parking Lot
In order to assist those with limited mobility in reaching the Museum’s entrance, golf carts and wheelchairs are available via phone. Please call (703) 784-6107 and provide the representative with your vehicle’s approximate location; we will provide whichever service is requested.
Inside the Museum
Wheelchairs and light-weight accessible stools are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis from the Front Information Desk. Please return wheelchairs and stools at the end of your visit.
NMMC also welcomes your personal walkers, wheelchairs, and scooters.
NMMC is almost fully accessible by wheelchair. The one area not accessible by wheelchair is the CH-46 helicopter located in the Hill 881 South exhibit within the Vietnam Gallery. An accessible entrance for this exhibit is available; please follow the signage posted.
Watch Your Step
Many of the galleries include realistic themed exhibits that recreate a battle scene. These may include changes in flooring, vegetation, and lighting; visitors with limited mobility are cautioned to watch their footing when traversing these areas.
Carrying children on shoulders is prohibited.
NMMC’s galleries and hallways have permanent benches in place. Light-weight accessible stools are also available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Front Information Desk. Please return them at the end of your visit.
All Museum restrooms are equipped with accessible doors and have fully accessible HP stalls.
Private family restrooms with seating are available on the 2nd deck in the Medal of Honor lobby.
All dining areas at the Museum are wheelchair accessible.
Service animals are welcome inside the Museum.
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Admission and parking are FREE. Hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day, except Christmas Day.
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