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Discover Philadelphia wheelchair accessible attractions, things to do, city guides, tours and activities for disabled travelers including the Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia. Read our informative accessibility reviews and ratings of popular Philadelphia attractions and destinations to learn which attractions are wheelchair accessible and wheelchair friendly, as well as which locations Jim recommends should be avoided by travelers in wheelchairs.

Experience the history of the United States on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour around Philadelphia, the birthplace of freedom in America. See Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence (this tour does not enter Independence Hall). Snap a selfie with the iconic Liberty Bell. Learn about Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn, and see where George Washington, the first President of the United States, lived. Then check out the galleries and eateries in Old City Philadelphia, America’s most historic square mile, followed by a cold beverage at a local establishment.

  1. City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible:                Generally Yes
  2. Fully Accessible Entry:                                             Mostly Accessible
  3. Accessible Restrooms Onsite:                                 Yes at Independence Visitor Center
  4. Restrictive Steps:                                                       Depends on Individual Tour

Jim’s Accessibility Comments:

Although I spoke to Viator about this tour, I have not taken this specific Viator tour. But you can contact them if you want a more personalized tour or more details. Frankly I’m not sure if it’s better than planning your visit through the Independence Visitor Center but I’m sure you’ll learn a lot without having to do additional research.

I’ve used Viator in other locations and found them excellent. They are normally intelligent and responsible. The local guides do not understand “accessibility” very well, nor do they normally provide accessible transport.

I spoke to Viator about this specific tour and it is only a walking tour, so no Viator transportation is involved. The booking person was not able to line up a particular tour guide who specialized in wheelchair accessible tours.

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