Parking is on the street. The front entrance is up a series of steep limestone steps; however, there is an accessible railed ramp at the Beaumont Street Rosebud Café entrance that leads to the back porch and a door, which is 33 inches wide. By crossing the back deck you reach the interpretive center, which is roomy and has glassed-in exhibits and interpretive wall panels. All of the first floor is accessible and provides restrooms with front-transfer toilets and lever-handled faucets. An accessible water fountain is also available. The site offers CDs, books and sheet music for sale.
The tour starts in the interpretive center. Downstairs are rooms with glassed in exhibits interpreting the history of Scott Joplin and ragtime music. The tour continues upstairs in Scott Joplin's residence. The stairs are railed, but for those who cannot access stairs, a video presentation is available. The tour ends in the music room, where visitors are entertained with ragtime music and can view a working player piano.
The Rosebud Café may be rented for occasions by contacting the historic site. The main dining room is accessible and there are restrooms with side-transfer toilets and lever-handled faucets. Both floors of the café are accessible with the use of an elevator. The upstairs accommodates 40 people and the ground floor 60 people
For more information, contact the historic site:
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
St. Louis MO 63103-1404
Last updated: February 2017