Address

60 Ed Moffett Drive, Sandwich, Mass. 02563

Phone Number

(508) 833 - 9678

Date Visited

05/27/2015

Website

Link to Website

Canal Visitors Center

Description

The Cape Cod Canal Visitors' Center is located at 60 Ed Moffett Drive, Sandwich, Mass. 02563. The paved parking lot has three handicapped spaces close to the building entrance.

A boardwalk style ramp gets one to the single door main entrance. Maneuvering in the one story building is easy.

Well informed and friendly Park Rangers and volunteers staff the Center.

Restrooms with handicapped accessible stalls are located across the parking lot in a separate building.

There is a small gift area in the building. There are no food services here.Picnic tables and benches can be found overlooking the canal.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  3
    Location of handicapped spaces:  close to building entrance
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Terrain:  flat
    Paths and walkways:  paved and wooden ramp to entrance
    Location of handicapped entrance:  at main entrance
    Doors:  single
    Number of floors:  1
    Width of aisles:  spacious
    Places to sit:  many
    Location of restrooms:  in separate building across parking lot
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, handicapped accessible
    Ease of entry and exit:  good
    Available food services:  none
    Friendliness of staff:  friendly and well informed

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Although the day was rainy, cold and windy, we wanted to see the Cape Cod Canal Visitors’ Center.  We found three handicapped parking spaces in a paved parking lot just outside the entrance.  A boardwalk style ramp gets one to the entrance of this single story building.


Inside the Center we found a mini-theater with an interesting video on the history of the Canal, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year (2014). Besides seating in the theater area there are other places to sit and rest. Well informed and friendly Park Rangers and volunteers staff the Visitor Center.  They are a wealth of information.  Ask them anything and they seem to know the answer.


An actual 40-foot patrol boat (which can be entered via steps), interactive exhibits, and a marine traffic control exhibit were among some of the interesting things we found here.  This seems like a good place for kids as well as adults. My husband was fascinated!


Restrooms are not located inside this building.  One must cross the parking lot to a separate building housing the multi-stall, handicapped accessible restrooms. On a nice day this would probably not be a problem. On the day we were there it was less than ideal.


If you are here on a nice day, there are picnic tables and benches overlooking the canal. We could only imagine how beautiful it must be to take a picnic lunch and enjoy watching the boats.


As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.nai,usoce.army.mil, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



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