Wheelchair accessibility in some of our historic houses is limited due to door sizes, door thresholds, stairs, and other obstacles. A number of the historic houses have been modified to accommodate accessibility needs, and the UWF Historic Trust works hard to continually update all of the facilities. However, there are a few historic houses that are unable to be made fully accessible, as the necessary changes will significantly alter the buildings. If you need a wheelchair, one is available for use at the Pensacola Museum of History.
The buildings that are wheelchair accessible and that have accessible bathrooms include: the Pensacola Museum of History, the Voices of Pensacola, the Pensacola Children’s Museum, the Museum of Commerce, the Museum of Industry, Old Christ Church, the L & N Marine Terminal, and the Bowden Building.
There are a number of designated handicapped parking spaces located in visitor parking lots and available in select onstreet parking areas.
Please contact the UWF Historic Trust (850-595-5985) if you have questions regarding the accessibility of our facilities. We look forward to your visit!
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to attend our facilities is requested to advise UWF by contacting the UWF ADA Office at 850-474-2059 (Voice) or 850-857-6114 (TTY) at least 48 hours before the visit. For more information about the accessibility of Historic Pensacola, contact our office at 850-595-5985.
Policy on Service and Emotional Support Animals at Historic Pensacola
The UWF Historic Trust complies with all ADA requirements and accepts service animals in the museums as defined in the ADA 2010. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Service animals are working animals, not pets.
Types of Service Dogs may include, but are not limited to: Guide Dog, Mobility Aid Dog, Seizure Alert Dog, PTSD Dog, Hearing Alert Dog, Diabetes Alert Dog, Migraine Alert Dog, Narcolepsy Alert Dog, Psychiatric Service Dog
Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are not allowed at the museums of the UWF Historic Trust. Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, they are not considered service animals under the ADA. Comfort animals do not have special training to perform tasks that assist people with disabilities.
Types of Emotional Support Animals may include, but are not limited to: Companionship animals, Animals to relieve loneliness, Animals to help with depression, Animals to help with anxiety, Animals to help with certain phobias