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VIRGINIA WAR MUSEUM                         757-247-8523
9285 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA  23607
Entrance connected to Huntington Park.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  American military history unfolds at the Virginia War Museum. American military history from 1775 to the present is highlighted through weapons, vehicles, uniforms, insignia and much more. See a section of the Berlin Wall and a portion of the outer wall from Dachau Concentration Camp. Galleries include Women at War and Marches Toward Freedom, exploring the roles of women and African-Americans in the military, and Visions of War, the Museum's outstanding propaganda poster collection.

PARKING:  2 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.

TYPES OF PATHS:   Paths are accessible, with slight slopes which are textured rubber coated.  No steep grades. 

ENTRANCE:  Located in front of parking lot.  Gradual slope to front doors from parking lot should present no problem for travelers using canes, walkers or wheelchairs.  Entry doors, 38 in. wide, open easily with metal loop/hook handle located 36 in. above floor. 

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Within museum.  Doors are 32 in. wide, and open in.  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 32 in. wide doors and handrails.  19  in. toilet seat height, 12-14 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height is 31 in.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are hands-on exhibits.  Signs in large print, with contrasting background.   

GIFT SHOP:  Counters 38 in. high.  Clerks assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Accepted credit cards V and MC.  Admission fee.  Open 9-5 Mon-Sat, Noon-5 Sun.

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