The Manitowoc County Historical Society wants everyone to be able to experience the stories of our past. To make that possible, our restored McAllister Welcome Center is fully accessible to handicapped guests.
Most, but not all, of the historic buildings are accessible by wheelchair. Please keep in mind that Pinecrest Village’s historic buildings and walkways are authentic to the 19th century We recognize, as we hope you will, that this may impose certain restrictions on our guests. Some, but not all, of the historic buildings are accessible by wheelchair. Buildings and walkways are authentic to the 19th century, which may impose certain restrictions. Paths throughout the historic areas are comprised of stone and may be difficult to travel via wheelchair. For those buildings that are not wheelchair accessible, please inform one of our staff members that you would like for them to bring the experience outside the building to you.
Wheelchairs are available in the Welcome Center on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge, and wheelchair assistants and interpreters for the deaf receive free general admission.
Handicapped parking is available close to the Welcome Center.
Traveling the Museum Campus with Tram Tours
Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. During special events,trams are equipped to transport visitors. Call ahead for questions about accessibility or to make arrangements at (920) 684-4445. You can learn more about our dates for designated Tram Tours HERE.
Hard of hearing visitors
Visitors with T-coil hearing aids can borrow a portable induction loop for the museum's audioguide tour.
Guide dogs are welcome at the Museum.
MCHS is Autism-Friendly
We are proud to offer families with children and adults with autism, as well as other sensory or developmental challenges, a local attraction with a focused and friendly environment.
Below are some quick tips to consider in planning your adventure:
• If someone does not like loud noises, be aware that Civil War Days and Buffalo Bill Wild West have occasional gunfire demonstrations.
• If someone likes to tinker, visit our ADA accessible blacksmith and carpentry shop.
• If someone likes to get their hands dirty, join interpreters in tasks at the Print Shop or the various houses.
• If someone likes to play with toys, ask at the various houses.