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Accessible Philadelphia

A guide to navigating accessibility in the City of Brotherly Love...

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The Franklin Institute Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
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Franklin Fountain Photo by Visit Philadelphia
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Travel Responsibly: As the region recovers from COVID-19, safety guidelines have evolved at attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. Advance tickets or reservations remain recommended or necessary at many spots. Your best bet: Check online or call ahead.

Overview

Philadelphia proudly offers visitors the ability to explore the city with a sense of independence.

In 2019, the city welcomed 46 million visitors and with accessible hotels, historic sites, restaurants, museums and services available, travelers of all abilities can be confident that they have choices in the City of Brotherly Love.

The information below can assist travelers of all abilities with planning a visit and serve as a jumping off point to learn more about accessibility at top attractions like the Liberty Bell Center and The Franklin Institute.

The City of Philadelphia’s accessibility compliance services works to ensure that residents and visitors with disabilities have the same rights as all Philadelphians. For more on City of Philadelphia services, visit the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.

The following lists include many local favorites — however, it is not comprehensive. Visitors are always encouraged to contact an attraction, hotel or restaurant directly to review any specific needs or requests for travelers with disabilities.

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