Museum of Springfield History

 

628 S. Seventh St. (Cross Street: E. Cook)
Springfield, IL 62701
217-492-5929
www.museumofspringfieldhistory.com/

This small museum, located on the lower level of the Elijah Iles House, is currently displaying a collection of Illinois Watch Company wristwatches, pocket watches and memorabilia. The docent-led tour of the historic home includes a visit to the museum. The accessible entrance at the rear of the house is kept locked so please call ahead.

Hours

  • Wed and Sat: 12pm-4pm
  • Closed for winter—Dec. 16 thru March

Admission

  • Donation accepted

Parking/Loading Zone

  • Street parking
  • Private parking lot—designated accessible spaces
    • Main parking lot—Southeast corner of S. 7th and E. Cook
    • Parking for accessible entrance—Rear of property
  • Note: Uneven surface from rear parking area

Educational Programs

  • None

Features for People with Service Animals

  • Natural surface/grassy dog relief area
    • Location—Between sidewalk and street at house and main parking lot

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Features for People with Hearing Loss

  • Strobe fire alarms in public areas and restrooms

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Features for People with Vision Loss

  • Staff will guide during tour
  • Braille/Tactile Signage—restrooms
  • Exhibit Labels—Large print, high contrast, non glare in museum
  • No undetectable protruding objects in path of travel
  • Note: Height clearance 71" for door jamb leading to lower level

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Accessible Entrance

  • Secondary entrance is wheelchair accessible (not a service entrance)
    • Location—Rear of property
  • Ramped entry
    • Curving boardwalk with 2 handrails
    • Boards are uneven and may be slippery when wet
  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Staff open rear door to visitors
    • No doorbell so please call ahead

Assistive Equipment for Guests with Physical Disabilities

  • None

Interior Access

  • Corridor/path of travel at least 36" wide
  • Platform lift provides access to one or more areas
    • Self-operated or assistance from docent
    • Between lower level and first floor of house

Elevator

  • None

Accessible Facilities/Amenities

  • Brochure rack

Exhibits

  • Space to approach/view/maneuver
    • Space limited between display cases
  • Wall hung displays 54" to center line
  • Note: Glass topped display cases are 44"—too high to view from seated position

Performance Space

  • None

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Accessible Public Restroom

  • Men's and Women's
  • Location
    • Lower level
  • Access symbol identifies facility
  • Entry door at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Space in restroom to maneuver—5' by 5' or T-shaped space to turn
  • Wheelchair stall 60" by 58"/60" minimum
  • Stall door at least 32" clearance
  • Stall door swings out
  • Grab bar behind and alongside toilet
  • Lateral transfer space at least 30" wide
  • Toilet height 17" to 19"
  • Roll under sink with knee clearance at least 27" high and 30" wide
  • Insulated sink pipes
  • Mirror 40" or less from floor or tilted
  • Towels/soap/vending within reach—48" or less from floor
  • Faucet controls automatic or lever type
  • Note: Entry door has knob handle.

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