Accessibility Statement

ADA Accessibility for Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro, TN

ACCESS STATEMENT:

Oaklands Mansion is committed to making its facilities and programs accessible to as many individuals as possible. If you require assistance, please call 615-893-0022 or email info@oaklandsmansion.org in advance so we may accommodate you.

ACCESS INFORMATION for Oaklands Mansion:

At the current time, certain areas of Oaklands Mansion are not fully accessible to individuals with disabilities, due to architectural barriers inherent in the historic construction of the structure. Oaklands Mansion strives to provide a quality level of accessibility to the Museum’s historical interpretation following the Museum’s mission. We recognize, however, that the preservation and interpretation of an early 19th-century historic building may present challenges for our visitors. As an historic house museum, our efforts focus on balancing our commitments to preserve the historical resources in our care and to provide the greatest possible access to them. Therefore, Oaklands Mansion seeks to develop and provide opportunities that facilitate reasonable access to the museum’s educational programs, operations, and services to a diverse public. The following is a description of access services available at Oaklands Mansion.

  • Parking and Pathways: The pathways around the Mansion and Visitors Center are accessible, either covered with gravel or a paved surface. There is ADA accessible parking in front of the Visitors Center.
  • Visitors Center, Maney Hall, and Museum Shop: Tickets may be purchased at the Visitors Center, which is ADA compliant. Adequate, safe wheelchair access is available to the Visitors Center, including the Museum Shop, rest rooms, water fountain, Maney Reception Hall, and staff offices.
  • Restrooms: Accessible ADA compliant restrooms are located in the Visitors Center.
  • Oaklands Mansion: The first floor of the Oaklands Mansion is accessible through the Front entrance. On the West side of the house a ramp is provided for access to the front porch. A portable ramp will be provided to gain access to the vestibule leading to the front entrance.
  • Programmatic Access: A video tour and supplemental information is available for those who are unable to visit the second floor of Oaklands Mansion. These materials are available at the front counter in the Visitors Center.
  • A written transcript of the tour is available for use during the guided tour for people who are deaf or have a hearing disability. The transcript may be borrowed from the ticket seller before the tour and is returned to the guide when the tour is over.

Adopted 2012 Revision 12/17/2019

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