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ACCESSIBILITY

PARKING

Parking is free and can be found to the south of the museum, accessed from the first left off of 119th Street West.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Accessible parking is available for visitors with a state permit. There are two parking spaces available on the left side of the parking lot closest to the ramped entry.

ENTRANCES

The museum is located in the historic white brick schoolhouse facing 119th Street West. It is accessible via stairs facing 119th Street West and from the ramped entrance facing the Bratton Store.

The museum grounds are comprised of three buildings: the 1912 Cortez Rural Graded Schoolhouse, the Bratton/Burton Store, and the Pillsbury Boat Shop. The schoolhouse houses museum exhibits and is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm. The Bratton Store and the Pillsbury Boat Shop are only open to the public when an educational program or Folk School class deem it necessary.

RESTROOMS​

All restrooms in the museum are unisex and ADA accessible. The bathroom is located to the left upon entry from the main entrance into the museum. Bratton Store bathrooms are also ADA accessible and are only open during special events.

MOBILITY DEVICES​

The museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions are wheelchair accessible. Personal walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility aids are also welcomed. Paved paths connect to all buildings and the parking lot.

MUSEUM SEATING​

Seating is available in several locations throughout the Florida Maritime Museum exhibit galleries. Upon entry to our permanent exhibits, you will find seating in the Captain's Corner. Just beyond this room is the main auditorium and temporary exhibit space, which both offer seating.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Service animals are welcomed at the museum. The ADA defines service animals as the following: Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

 

The Florida Maritime Museum (FMM) is making every possible effort to be compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) on our website, www.floridamaritimemuseum.org. While we are committed to making our website accessible to any and all users, we recognize that not all pages may be ADA compliant at this time. We welcome comments on how to improve the site’s accessibility for users with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact us. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the website address of the requested material, and your contact information.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact us at fmminfo@manateeclerk.com or by calling 941-708-6120.

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