Whether it's because I missed the info or because the info wasn't listed, I didn't realize prior to arrival that one can only enter this house on an escorted tour. Here I had assumed you could opt for a tour, or just explore the house on your own. not so.
I arrived at 12:50pm and found the house locked. Confused, I called the number on the sign to inquire since I had just driven nearly an hour to visit. The woman confirmed they were open, that there was a 1:00 tour. I, still confused, told her the doors were all locked and couldn't get in. only then was I informed that entry is by tour only. I was fortunate that the tour was in a mere 10 minutes (they are offered every 90 minutes, I believe).
the website should really make this clear, and even the sign at the house should say this because it was really not well-explained.
Though run by the NPS, our guide was a Tuskegee Univ. student. Apparently it's a partnership. I'm glad to see them participating, but the guide's knowledge was nowhere near on par with what an NPS Ranger would know. I'd say over 75% of the questions that were asked she was unable to answer, or just made a guess.
Most of the house is unfurnished. The first floor is, but the 2nd floor is mostly empty and the 3rd floor is not open.
If you're going to Tuskegee to see the Airmen Memorial it's fine to come here too as part of your visit, but I wouldn't make the trip just to see this house, I was unimpressed.
Also, fyi, there is no bathroom facility here.
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