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MILES B. CARPENTER MUSEUM            804-834-2151
201 Hunter Street, Waverly, VA  23890

DIRECTIONS: From I-95 , take 460 W to Suffolk, Norfolk.  Museum is on left in town of Waverly, Va. - approximately 20-25 miles from Petersburg, Va.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Folk Art Museum, wood carvings, tools and memorabilia of nationally famous artist Miles B. Carpenter.  First Peanut Museum in U.S.A. tells the story of the peanut through pictures, antique farm machinery and equipment.  Wood Products Museum, paneled with seventeen species of wood of the area, houses the history of wood products of Sussex County, Va.

PARKING:  2 wheelchair accessible parking spaces at front and side of museum.  Nearby ramps well marked.  RV parking.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION:  Brick paths  accessible to persons with mobility disabilities.  Paths 20-30 ft.

ENTRANCE:  At front and side of museum.  2 exterior steps, each 7 in. high.  Handrails on rt.  Ramps provided.  36 in door easily opens in with vertical handle.  Stairwell, with handrails, near front door.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Rear of museum.  Doors 38 in. wide, open out.  No turns to enter.  Handrails.  Wheelchair accessible toilet is 19 inches high with room for a lateral transfer.  Sink height 36 in.   Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Unisex or companion assisted rest rooms available.

PUBLIC TELEPHONE:  Wheelchair accessible phone in small room off of kitchen.  

SPECIAL SERVICES:
Special guide book for guests with disabilities.
For guests with hearing disabilities, there are amplified audio units,   American Sign Language interpreters available with advance notice and written scripts.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are audio cassettes and portable tape recorders, and documents in large print on non-glossy surface. 
 

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 72 in. wide, clear of temporary displays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Admission Free - donations accepted.   Open Th-Mon, 2-5.

 

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