Museum Accessibility


Recent changes have made the Wisconsin Maritime Museum more accessible to people with limited mobility. Two elevators and new ramps allow for easier access to all areas of the museum. We also have a limited number of wheelchairs available upon request.

USS Cobia had been designated a National Historic Landmark and is therefore not accessible by wheelchair. USS Cobia has been restored as closely as possible to its original World War II design in order to accurately preserve this important time in United States history. The two mobility hurdles on USS Cobia are the stairs in and out of the sub, but most importantly the 7 watertight doors. There is an example near the front desk of the museum for guests to test out (pictured below-right). We do, however, have a video of the submarine tour that we would be happy to share with those who are unable to tour the submarine due to limited mobility. Additionally, submarine tour scripts are available for hearing impaired visitors and special submarine tour arrangements may be made for visually impaired visitors.

For more information, please call toll free 866-724-2356.