Accessibility

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Accessible parking

  • One disability parking spot available. The parking lot is thick gravel that is not wheelchair-friendly.

General

  • Service animals welcome.
  • First aid kits available.
  • Restrooms on-site are not accessible.

For visitors with mobility disabilities

  • The parking lot and paths are made of soft gravel.
  • The front door does not have an automatic opening button.
  • There is seating available along the walking paths.

For visitors who are blind or have low vision

  • Tactile potential inside museum.

MNHS statement on accessibility

Fort Ridgely welcomes all visitors. We recognize the diverse needs of our audience and strive to offer accessible programming to enable all visitors to explore this historic site.

However, accessibility for guests with limited mobility can be challenging at our historic sites due to historic and natural features. With advance notice, we will make every effort to respond to access needs.

Our goal is to provide as much information as possible to guests before their visit to any of our sites and museums.

If you have additional questions about accessibility or other needs, please contact Fort Ridgely at 507-508-2848 or ftridgely@mnhs.org.

For general questions regarding access initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society, please contact Maren Levad, Museum Access Specialist, at 651-259-3480 or maren.levad@mnhs.org.