Visitor Accessibility Information: The GKHS Bereiter House Museum is proud to welcome all visitors. It promotes the philosophy of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) for all, including visitors with Disabilities.
Location: 855 East Smith Street, Kent, Washington https://goo.gl/maps/P5cnhaQGCHThbm9M8
Public Transportation: Metro Bus stops are located across the street from the Museum and a block to the west on the same side of the street as the Museum. King County Metro provides ADA accessible transportation. For more information see their website at Our Programs - Accessible Services - King County Metro - King County https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/travel-options/accessible/programs.aspx
Parking: The Museum Parking Lot is in the rear of the Museum property on East Temperance St. There is ample parking room for all visitors. And there is one Disability space that allows room for a wheelchair lift equipped van.
Walking Grounds Outside: There is a walking path, that is accessible to wheelchairs from the parking lot to the house. On the grounds there are several outdoor exhibits that visitors will not want to miss. Benches are located throughout the grounds. There is a self-guided tour pamphlet available.
Museum Access: Visitors enter the Bereiter House Museum through the front door. Additionally, there is an ADA compliant ramp from the grounds to the front porch. There is Wheelchair access through a door on the far side of the porch to the left of the front door.
Interior: The interior of the house is staged in early 20th Century furnishings on both the first and second floors, as well as interesting objects on the enclosed back porch of the house. Additionally, there are rotating exhibits telling the stories of local people and places. Visitors are welcome to use the seating distributed throughout the house. The public bathroom is located on the first floor and is ADA Accessible. Some of the 1st floor doorways and passages may not be accessible for some wheelchairs. Access to the 2nd floor is limited to the stairs because this is a Historic designated dwelling. Self-guided tour information is posted throughout the museum.
Service dogs are welcome. Museum personnel will provide exhibit description upon request to blind and low vision visitors. The museum’s online videos are captioned through YouTube.
For additional information and support please call 253-854-4330.
Future: The museum is striving to improve the visitor experience for all. The museum is working on an online self-guided tour that will provide both text and audio descriptions. Stay tuned for other coming accessibility options.
The museum will be closed on November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
We will be open again on November 26.