You must go with a tour guide in order to access the museum. The tour guide was sharp and could answer all the questions we had. There is only one place that you can actually sit down while on the tour. Have comfortable shoes on. My husband & I really enjoyed learning more about our heritage. Very graphic & detailed but its needed, but not for kids and no pictures allowed. I totally understand why. My mom was a cotton picker and my grand mother cooked on a plantation.