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Accessibility

The Museum of the American Revolution is committed to making its facilities, exhibits, and programs accessible for all audiences in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Please contact our Guest Services Department at 267-579-3596 Voice/TTY or info@amrevmuseum.org in advance of your visit for any special assistance you may need.

Building Accessibility

The Museum’s main entrance is fully handicapped accessible. There is a passenger loading/unloading zone in front of the Museum and benches inside the front doors for guests to await drivers. The entrance doors open automatically when activated by pressing the button adjacent to the door. Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge at the Reception Desk for use within the Museum on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Parking

The Museum does not have any automobile parking facilities.  Please refer to the City of Philadelphia's website for information on handicap accessible parking.

Guests on the Autism Spectrum

The Museum is a Certified Autism Center, designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCS). The Museum offers sensory maps, and noise reducing headphones, available at the Reception Desk and the Battle of Brandywine Theater. The Museum also offers a quiet room giving guests the opportunity to play the Museum’s signature films in a small, private setting.

Guests with Hearing Disabilities

Films located within the Galleries are close captioned and there are audio transcripts of our core Gallery and Cost of Revolution audio tours. These can be requested at the Reception Desk. American Sign Language interpreters are available for special programs and guided tours. Please request the interpreter two weeks in advance by emailing tickets@amrevmuseum.org.

Guests with Visual Disabilities

Touch Maps of the Galleries are available at the Reception Desk along with audio tours for Cost of Revolution and the Core Galleries and the special exhibition Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier. Touch Tours can be scheduled both before the Museum opens to the public as well as during regular Museum operating hours. Contact group sales at 267-579-3623 or email groups@amrevmuseum.org to book a Touch Tour.  Please book two weeks in advance.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in the Museum.  As defined by the ADA, a service animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals. Emotional support animals, comfort animals, or therapy dogs are not allowed into the Museum as they are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA.

Personal Care Attendants

Personal Care Attendants of guests with disabilities are admitted to the Museum free of charge. This applies to all guests who purchase general admission tickets, and guests who attend special programs and performances. Guests who wish to purchase advance tickets should contact 267-579-3596 to request complimentary tickets for an accompanying Personal Care Attendant. 

Restrooms

There are accessible restrooms on each floor of the Museum.  Family/personal restrooms equipped with changing tables are located on the first and second floors.