Q. My wife and I enjoy visiting a variety of parks, but last year we had a frustrating experience at a rustic park lodge. I use an electric scooter, so when making reservations for lodging I always ask questions about accessibility. We knew that this particular facility had been built early in the last century, but we really wanted to stay there.
There was limited accessibility in the main lodge, a log structure. Access was only provided to reach the restaurant and a restroom adjacent to it. There were no accessible guest rooms in the lodge. Our reserved room was located in a nearby cabin that was reached via a boardwalk that also led into the park. A leisurely “stroll” around the park was impossible, as there were stairs on the route. When asked why the entire facility was not accessible, the manager said that it was a historic property, so they didn’t have to make such improvements.
Something similar happened a couple of months later at a history museum located in a former county courthouse. It was not possible to enter with my scooter — every entrance had steps. The volunteer at the information desk said the museum was exempt from