- Accessible parking
- For visitors with mobility disabilities
- For visitors who are blind or have low vision
- For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing
- For visitors with sensory or communication disabilities
- For visitors with dementia and their care partners
- MNHS statement on accessibility
- Disability parking spots are available in the Mill Quarter Ramp across the street. (Find this ramp on a map of downtown Minneapolis off-street parking.) All other parking is metered.
- Curb cuts in the street are at both ends of the block: on the west side at the junction of South 2nd Street and Park Avenue, and on the east side in front of Spoon River Restaurant.
- See general information about parking and directions.
- Service dogs welcome.
- First aid kits available.
- Communication accommodation available upon request.
For visitors with mobility disabilities
- The museum is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available upon request.
- The museum has modern, standard elevators.
- All stairs have handrails.
- Public restrooms in the museum include accessible facilities and diaper-changing stations. Family restrooms are available on the 1st and 3rd floor.
For visitors who are blind or have low vision
- There are many tactile options to explore throughout the museum.
For visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing
- ASL interpreters are available for school groups, special programs, and events upon request with minimum one week notice. For general visitor ASL requests, please contact us at 612-341-7552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All media is captioned except the Flour Tower.
- T-looping is available in the Flour Tower and lobby.
For visitors with sensory or communication disabilities
- Earplugs are available at the front desk by request.
- If you need a quiet space, please ask a staff member to help you locate one.
- Sensory trigger warnings: There is the sound of an explosion in the Flour Tower experience. The train whistle on the traction engine can be pulled during performances or by staff in the area.
- Public restrooms do not have automatic flushing.
- To help families with sensory challenges prepare for a visit, we've created this downloadable Social Story. Download A Social Story (pdf 4.6 mb).
For visitors with dementia and their care partners
- Baking workshops: Individuals with memory loss and their care partners are invited to bake together and share stories about the foods prepared during this program.
MNHS statement on accessibility
Mill City Museum 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 Mill City Museum at 612-341-7555 or email@example.com.
For general questions regarding access initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society, please contact Maren Levad, museum access specialist, at 651-259-3480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.