School, Youth and Adult Day Groups with Special Needs
It is helpful for us to know in advance if any of your group participants have special physical or educational needs.
For a small fee, a limited number of wheelchairs are available at the Visitor Center. Please allow extra time for making arrangements and pick up and drop off of wheelchairs. Many of our sites are accessible via wheelchair ramp or lift. Most of the restored and reconstructed buildings in the Revolutionary City have entrance steps, but most interior doorways are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair. Many of the exhibition buildings have second floors that are interpreted, and stairs are often steep and narrow. Photographic interpretations of many exhibition buildings are available upon request.
There are a limited number of trained sign language interpreters available for the hearing impaired. While we cannot guarantee this service, we require a minimum of four weeks advance notice.
Wheelchair-accessible restroom locations: (Download Accessibility Guide PDF).
- Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center
- Williamsburg Lodge
- Merchants Square Ticket Office
- The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
- Bassett Hall Reception Center
- Adjacent to the Magazine on Francis Street
- Between the Capitol and Waller Street
- On Botetourt Street between Duke of Gloucester St and Nicholson St.
- On the Palace grounds
The King's Arms Purdie Kitchen, Shields, and Chowning's Taverns have ramps and ADA- accessible restrooms.
Touring the Historic Area
Please consult the individual descriptions of Colonial Williamsburg's historic buildings, restaurants, hotels, shops, and other facilities when planning your visit. Most colonial evening performances take place in the historic buildings. Please check accessibility before purchasing separate tickets for these performances and other special events.
For more information please check our online accessibility information or call 1-800-228-8878.