Accessibility

Accessibility to Persons with Disabilities

The Battleship Missouri Memorial welcomes its visitors with disabilities. There are two elevators on the aft entry Brow to provide access to the battleship. A tour guide or Battleship Missouri Memorial staff member will be more than happy to assist visitors with the elevators. Handicap restrooms are available at the aft Brow and on the pier where you entered the property.

A second elevator can take visitors with disabilities up to the Surrender Deck to hear the Surrender story and see artifacts.

Chairs and benches are located around the ship to allow people to sit and rest. Please remember that ladders and stairs are steep, making handholds difficult for visitors.

Service animals are welcome aboard the Missouri although it is unlikely that they can negotiate the steep ladders.

Wheelchair or walker access

The Battleship Missouri Memorial has wheelchairs available for visitors to checkout at the main entrance. Please speak with a tour guide or security guard for assistance.

There is an elevator on the ship, so accessibility beyond the Main Deck and the Surrender Deck is possible for wheelchairs and walkers. Ladders (stairs) are steep and handholds are more difficult.

On the pier, Slider’s Grill and the Victory Store are both accessible to wheelchairs and walkers. The dog tag dispenser and Dippin’ Dots ice cream are not.

Hearing-impaired visitors

An AcoustiGuide script is available at the ticket office on the pier at no additional charge.

The Missouri ticket office can arrange for a sign language translator through the Hawaii Office of Accessibility and Communication with advanced notice. Please contact us at (808) 973-2494 at least two weeks ahead of your visit. It can take a week to ten days to arrange for a sign language specialist.

Visually-impaired visitors

Visitors that are visually challenged and accompanied by a friend or family member may successfully navigate the ship. Escorts will need to warn the visitor of toe-stubbers, knee-knockers and head bangers found throughout the ship. A little prudence and caution will make for an easy time onboard for everyone.

 

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