Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ACCESSIBLE ATTRACTIONS: Charleston, South Carolina

Our ratings are...

Fully Accessible - You can access all of the attraction, with no problem, in any type of wheelchair.

Mostly Accessible - You can access most of the attraction, and all of the important parts of it, with your wheelchair.

Partially Accessible - You can access a good deal of the attraction but some parts are inaccessible and some important parts you'll miss.

Inaccessible - Kind of speaks for itself, avoid if you're in a wheelchair.

Here's Charleston, South Carolina...

Fort Sumter - Partially Accessible. The Civil War was sparked here. Call boat concessionaires ahead of time to be sure boarding ramps are in place. The top of the walls of the fort are inaccessible (elevators used to be here but, apparently, have been removed). Boats stay docked, giving visitors access to handicapped restrooms on board during visit. Visitors are given 90 minutes on the fort before having to leave on the same boat you came in on.  Fort Sumter Accessibility

Fort Moultrie - Mostly Accessible. On the other end of the battle was this fort on Sullivan's Island. It's a lot easier to visit in a wheelchair than Fort Sumter.

Original Charleston Walks - Mostly Accessible. Fascinating walking tours with guides who are sensitive to wheelchair users' needs. We took the Ghost Walk and Pirate Walk with them.

The Battery - Mostly Accessible. A ramp on one end allows wheelchair access to the battery and the park within.

Waterfront Park - Mostly Accessible.

Magnolia Plantation - Partially Accessible. Main house is upstairs with no access but grounds, slave quarters, and some of the swamp and gardens are accessible.

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