NPS photo by Tom Markwardt
The Interpretive and Education Center, fort reconstruction, and the first floor of the Mount Washington Tavern are all wheelchair accessible.
There is a 200 yard paved trail from the Interpretive Center to the Fort. Wheelchairs are available for loan. Please ask at the desk.
The ramp from the parking lot to the Mount Washington Tavern winds around the building and is about 150 yards long. The second floor of the Mount Washington Tavern is not wheelchair accessible.
The picnic area, while handicapped accessible, does have some uneven terrain.
The orientation film is closed captioned. Audio programs on the exhibits in the Interpretive and Education Center are mirrored in the text.
Audio descriptions of the images in the orientation film are available. Ask at the front desk for the headset. Text in exhibits is large and high contrast. Text is mirrored and supplemented with audio programs.
Did You Know?
When James Sampey, the tavern keeper at the Mount Washington Tavern, died he had eight children ranging from an infant to a 24 year old. His wife, Rebecca, took over the operation of the tavern. Thomas Searight noted that “in many instances widows kept the best taverns along” the National Road.