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Discover Philadelphia wheelchair accessible attractions, things to do, city guides, tours and activities for disabled travelers including Independence National Historical Park. 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.

Independence National Historical Park is a United States National Park in Philadelphia that preserves several sites associated with the American Revolution and the nation’s founding history. Administered by the National Park Service, the 55-acre park comprises much of Philadelphia’s most-visited historic district. The park has been nicknamed “America’s most historic square mile” because of its abundance of historic landmarks, and the park sites are located within the Old City and Society Hill neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

  1. City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible:               Much of the Park is Accessible
  2. Fully Accessible Entry:                                           Generally Yes
  3. Accessible Restrooms Onsite:                               At Independence Visitors Center
  4. Restrictive Steps:                                                     In Certain Buildings & Exhibits

Jim’s Accessibility Comments:

Independence National Historic Park includes many buildings and exhibits and is operated by the National Park Service. They always work to make sure historic locations such as these are wheelchair accessible.

As you plan your visit, it’s recommended that you start with a call or visit to the Independence Visitor Center.

Our Wheelchair Jimmy website provides accessibility details for many buildings and exhibits within Independence National Historic Park so please review these.

You should note that the 1st floor of Congress Hall is accessible however the 2nd floor is not wheelchair accessible.

Also the Betsy Ross House is not operated by the National Park Service – however it is not wheelchair accessible.