Discover Philadelphia wheelchair accessible attractions, things to do, city guides, tours and activities for disabled travelers including Reading Terminal Market. 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.
Famous indoor farmer’s market offering diverse fare, housewares & area specialties since 1893. Reading Terminal Market is an enclosed public market located at 12th and Arch Streets in Center City Philadelphia. It opened originally in 1893 in the train shed of the Reading Railroad Company after the city of Philadelphia advocated to move public markets from the streets into indoor facilities for both safety and sanitary reasons. Over one hundred merchants now offer fresh produce, meats, fish, artisan cheese, groceries, ice cream, flowers, grilled cheese, baked goods, crafts, books, clothing, and specialty and ethnic foods.
- City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Fully Accessible Entry: Yes
- Accessible Restrooms Onsite: Yes
- Restrictive Steps: At 12th & Arch Entrance
Jim’s Accessibility Comments:
Farmer’s Markets are always great fun so don’t miss the Reading Terminal Market which is very wheelchair friendly.
There are multiple entrances to the market and all are wheelchair accessible except the one located at 12th & Arch near the Amish bakery which has 3 steps.
The market is entirely on 1 level so there’s no elevators to deal with, and except for the one entrance at 12th & Arch there are no restrictive steps in the market.
There are multiple accessible restrooms.