Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is home to many firsts in our country, including the first public hospital, medical school, national capital, stock exchange, business school, library and zoo. Out of the 169 historical landmarks throughout the state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is home to 67 of them. In 2015, the city became the country’s first World Heritage City, joining a group of 300 around the world. Below are 7 accessible activities to check out the next time you’re in Philly!
- Liberty Bell
At the Liberty Bell Center visitors can see and learn about one of the most well-known symbols of freedom in America. From the reason for its signature crack to the story behind its name, there is a lot to learn there about this historic icon.
- Independence Hall
This infamous UNESCO World Heritage Site is the location where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both adopted. Given the age of the building, not all parts are wheelchair accessible, but the first floor and the East and West wings are fully accessible. Photos and information are available on the second floor, which is home to the Assembly Room.
- Pat’s and Geno’s
No visit to the city would be complete without trying their namesake food, the Philly Cheesesteak. Pat’s and Geno’s are famous rival restaurants serving cheesesteaks right across the street from each other. Try a sandwich from both to see which you think is the best!
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rocky famously trained on the stairs of the entrance to this art museum, now commemorated by a statue of the boxer at their base, which is accessible to wheelchairs. The art museum itself is home to almost 200,000 pieces of artwork in various mediums from different eras.
- Museum of the American Revolution
Explore the story of the American Revolution through the documents, pieces of art, and other artifacts from the era housed here. It’s location right by Independence Hall helps to further explain Revolutionary sites and provide historical context for many places throughout the city.
- National Constitution Center
Opened on July 4th, 2003, the Constitution Center serves as a memorial by being the leading place for Constitutional education and debate for America. It was formed when the Constitution Heritage Act of 1988 was established as an initiative to distribute non-partisan information to the American people.
- Philadelphia Zoo
Visit the first and oldest zoo in the United States, which opened its doors in 1874. The 42 acre zoo houses almost 1,300 animals and is distinguished nationwide in their ability to breed animals that are typically difficult to breed in captivity.
With all the iconic things to do in Philadelphia, it is the perfect place to rent an accessible vehicle from MobilityWorks. During the month of September, we are excited to offer 10% off Accessible Van Rentals * at our Norristown, Woodbury, and Cinnaminson locations. All of our rental vans come equipped with easy-to-use retractable tie-downs and are available for a day or weeks at a time. You also have peace of mind with our 24-hour emergency hotline in case of emergency.
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