Accessibility Guide for the African American Cultural Celebration 2022

Take a look at what you’ll see when you visit the African American Cultural Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History (NCMOH)!

If we travel to the NCMOH by car, we will need to find parking. Parking lots and street parking are available, both with ADA accessible spots.

Accessibility mens parking

For more information about drop off, arrival, and parking at the Museum of History, please use this link.

Accessibility museum side of building

Depending on where we park, it might take us a couple of minutes to walk up to the building. We may have to cross a street but crosswalks and sidewalks are available. 

Accessibility museum side
The museum has three entrances. The entrance on Edenton Street (pictured above) has only stairs, but two other entrances are accessible. One accessible entrance faces Jones Street (a good drop-off point) and requires us to cross Fletcher Garden and enter an unmanned door (we can push a button to open them though) where we can take elevators to the lobby level. The other accessible entrance is the main entrance.  
The main entrance (pictured below) faces Bicentennial Plaza, which runs between the State Capitol and the Legislative Building. To the right of these stairs, we’ll find a ramp and a button to open the doors.
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Accessibility museum ramp
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Once we get inside, we’ll see two information desks. We can ask questions there and . . . 

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arrange to borrow a wheelchair.

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At the festival, we will see many artists and performers. Inside spaces will probably be very crowded.

It might get loud at the museum during the festival. If we need to, we can check out a “cool-down” kit at the information desk. It will be similar to the one pictured below.

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Every floor has accessible restrooms.

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Accessibility women's restroom
Accessibility mens restroom

We’ll also find a Museum Shop near the main entrance of the museum. 

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We hope you enjoy your visit to the North Carolina Museum of History!

About the North Carolina Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History is part of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR), whose mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina. For more information on museum exhibits, programs, and special events, visit



Contact Emily Grant 
Phone: 919-814-7039