Fun Philly Attractions That are Disability Friendly

The City of Brotherly Love is known for its rich history, famous restaurants and popular attractions. Furthermore, Philadelphia prides itself on being a city of accessibility, that allows those with physical disabilities to explore its tourist sites and attractions with a sense of independence.

Here’s a list of some of the city’s most popular accessible attractions:

Betsy Ross House

239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Visit the birthplace of the American flag and discover over 250 years of history in a building; that once was the home of Betsy Ross, a German immigrant family and many others. Although, the aged narrow winding stairs of the Betsy Ross House are not accessible to wheel chairs, the Museum offers a “first-floor tour”, a complimentary audio guide book with photos and a museum store; which are all accessible.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Home to a world-class collection, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes everyone to experience the imagination and inspiration of the arts. The museum has a designated entrance for visitors who use wheelchairs, wheelchairs are also available to borrow. Specially guided tours are available for guests with mobility, hearing, visual or other disabilities.

National Constitution Center

525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Known as America’s most “hands on” history museum, The Constitution Center brings the United States Constitution to life by presenting interactive exhibits, theatrical productions active and historical documents. The entire museum is wheelchair accessible and lends wheelchairs to visitors at no cost.

Reading Terminal Market

51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

A Philly favorite, Reading Terminal Market is home to over 80 vendors offering a variety of goods. From locally grown produce to cannolis and whoopie pies to cheesesteaks and pork sandwiches; there’s something for everyone. The market has tables and seating to sit down and dine in, as well as wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

As one of the oldest natural science research institutions in America, the Academy of Natural Sciences is a leader in natural history and environmental science. With exhibits that include tropical gardens, towering dinosaurs and live animals; the museum offers something for all ages. The Academy will grant free admission to one caregiver or aide accompanying a guest with disabilities, and a limited number of wheelchairs are available upon request.

Philadelphia Zoo

3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

If lions, tigers and bears are your thing, the Philadelphia Zoo might be just for you. America’s first zoo is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible and rents manual wheelchairs and electric scooters for a fee.

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