• Boston Common

    Attractions

    Price per person: $0
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : N/A
    Length of tour (distance in miles) : 6 city blocks in size
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    Accessible washrooms and water fountains : No
    Wheelchairs on hand for loan : No
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes
    Accessible Parking or Drop-Off Area (within 20 feet from entrance) : Yes

    Comments

    The oldest park in the United States (founded 1634), Boston Common (not "Boston Commons" as it is often incorrectly referred to) is a gorgeous and accessible park in the center of the metropolis. It is amazingly picturesque in every season of the year.

    There are benches throughout the park (which is about 6 city blocks in size), providing plenty of areas to sit and observe. There are slightly steep slopes on the pathways, but all walkways are flat and very wide. The area is not too busy and is occupied by pedestrians enjoying the peacefulness. There are easy drop off areas as well as T metro access (with elevator) from Park Street (Red and Green lines).

    Here you can find the visitor information center with a small gift shop and helpful information staff. This building is accessible.

    Freedom Trail: This is the first stop along the Freedom Trail

    Price: $0 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   5379 Reviews

  • Boston Latin School/Benjamin Franklin Statue

    Attractions

    Price per person: $0
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : N/A
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes
    Accessible Parking or Drop-Off Area (within 20 feet from entrance) : Yes

    Comments

    Boston Latin School, the country's first public school that Ben Franklin also attended, used to stand here. Now, there is a mosaic on the sidewalk and a statue of Ben Franklin atop where the school used to be. In the same area is the Old City Hall which is difficult to access but easy to admire from outside. A Ruth's Chris Steakhouse also is here. While there is not a ton to see, it is still a need historical landmark that is worth stopping at on your stroll through the city.

    Everything here is outside and easy to see, making accessibility a non-issue

    Freedom Trail: Stop number six on the Freedom Trail.
  • Boston Massacre Site

    Attractions

    Price per person: $0
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : N/A
    Areas to sit throughout : No

    Comments

    The site of the historically significant Boston Massacre is represented by a large plaque on the ground immediately outside the Old State House. It is also immediately outside of the old state house subway station. The site, considering it is simply a location on a flat outdoor sidewalk, is entirely accessible.

    Freedom Trail: This is stop number 10 along the Freedom Trail

    Price: $0 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   189 Reviews

  • Boston Public Library

    Attractions

    Price per person: $0
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : Self-Guided; Guided Available
    Duration of tour : 45 minutes
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    Accessible washrooms and water fountains : Yes
    Wheelchairs on hand for loan : Yes
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes

    Comments

    The Boston Public Library was the first free municipal library in the world. Built in 1852, the library is one of Boston’s most historic and exquisite buildings. Decorated by a breathtaking façade and endless art inside, the library is much more than a place to rent and return books. The library also hosts authors’ speaking events, musical performances, and other educational and entertaining events. Free self-guided tours, with the help of a brochure, are a great opportunity to learn about the library and focus on what interests you the most. Free guided tours are also available (leave at varying times). Additionally, the library houses two cafes and the Courtyard Restaurant.

    The library benefits from a spacious interior, clear signs indicating location and accessible features, elevators, lifts, ramps, accessible restrooms and water fountains, and virtually every other accessible feature you can think of. The tours are completely accessible too.

    Price: $0 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   3221 Reviews

  • Boston Public Market

    Attractions

    Price per person: $0
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : N/A
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    Accessible washrooms and water fountains : Yes
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes

    Comments

    This market is extremely accessible and is a fun place to do some shopping or just look around. The market has a year-round indoor section and a seasonal outdoor market. The indoor market is directly across the street from the edge of the North End and is perfectly accessible with automatic doors, ramps, spacious interior, accessible restrooms, and also has A/C to shelter you from the sun on the occasional warm afternoon. The outdoor market also has a spacious setup, making it easy to access all of the market stands.

    The market is adjacent to the Haymarket T stop, and it occupies the ground floor of the same building as the Parcel 7 garage.

    Price: $0 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   291 Reviews

  • Charles River Esplanade

    Attractions

    Price per person: $0
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : N/A
    Length of tour (distance in miles) : 3 miles (feel free to walk for as long as short as you want!)
    Duration of tour : 45 minutes
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes

    Comments

    The Charles River Esplanade is a 3-mile long pathway along the picturesque Charles River, located about half a mile from Copley Square. The place offers a great opportunity to enjoy fresh air on the Charles as well as appreciate public art scattered along the way.

    The area is a little bit removed from the rest of Back Bay’s main attractions, but it is accessible given the benches scattered along the path along with the smooth and wide pavements to traverse.

    Price: $0 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   611 Reviews

  • Copley Square

    Attractions

    Price per person: $0
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : N/A
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes

    Comments

    Copley Square is a beautiful square that includes pretty lawns and surrounded by stunning architecture (Trinity Church, Boston Public Library, Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel, and skyscrapers). The square, which marks the finish line of the famous Boston Marathon, is a great place to take a seat on a bench, enjoy some sunshine and a breath of fresh air, and marvel at the diverse and scenic views.

    Copley Square sits directly across from the Copley T stop and has wide and smooth paths, tons of benches to sit, and does not have too much pedestrian traffic.

    Price: $0 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   629 Reviews

  • Faneuil Hall

    Attractions

    Price per person: $0
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : Self-Guided
    Duration of tour : 30 - 60 minutes
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    Accessible washrooms and water fountains : Yes
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes
    Accessible Parking or Drop-Off Area (within 20 feet from entrance) : Yes

    Comments

    This landmark building was a center for organized protests against the Britain prior to the American Revolution, including the first meeting to protest the tea tex that precipitated the Boston Tea Party. It was also home to an essential artillery company (Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company) and a meeting hall that is still used to this day.

    Faneuil Hall now hosts a museum of the historic Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (4th floor) and the Great Hall (2nd floor), both of which are easily accessed by an elevator from the visitor center. A ranger also gives a talk every thirty minutes in the Great Hall. The visitor center and gift shop are located on the ground floor, where staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The building is also adjacent to Quincy Market which is a great area to stop for food or drink. The nearest public transportation is the Green or Blue line to Government Center. The nearest parking garage is 75 State Street Garage.

    While the main entrance requires stairs, there is a ramp entrance with a powered door nearby along the right side of the building (near the Bostix booth). The interior is very spacious and there are restrooms in the basement and on the 2nd floor.

    Freedom Trail: Stop number 11 along the Freedom Trail

    Price: $0 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   6476 Reviews

  • Gulliver’s Gate

    Attractions

    Price per person: $36
    Discounts : Yes
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : Self-Guided
    Duration of tour : 90 minutes
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    Accessible washrooms and water fountains : Yes
    Wheelchairs on hand for loan : Yes
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes

    Comments

    Gulliver’s Gate Museum is one of Times Square’s hottest attractions today. Having just opened in Spring, the museum boasts over 50 scale cities (1:87 scale) that keep your eyes and imagination engaged for the entire tour. Recreating the real world in miniature size, Gulliver’s Gate is an incredible tour through the world’s most famous cities.

    The museum is also completely accessible partly thanks to an easy drop-off area immediately outside the entrance. A lift to the main floor to purchase tickets along with an elevator to floors for viewing also allow for easy access. Additionally, accessible restrooms, two wheelchairs kept on hand for loan, and a few benches throughout make for an easy self-guided touring experience. The tour usually takes about 90 minutes, and costs $36 ($27 for senior citizens).

    Price: $36 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   1510 Reviews

  • Harvard Art Museums

    Attractions

    Price per person: $15
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : Self-Guided
    Duration of tour : 1.5 - 2 hours
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    Accessible washrooms and water fountains : Yes
    Wheelchairs on hand for loan : Yes
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes

    Comments

    Technically a collection of three separate museums, The Harvard Art Museums offer an amazing collection under one roof ($15 Adult Admission). Exhibits showing pieces dating back to over 2,000 years ago and coming from all parts of the world, this museum has a ton to offer. The museum’s self-guided tour takes most 1.5-2 hours to view the entire collection, but you can take however long or short your heart desires! Educational staff throughout are always available to answer whatever questions you may have. There is also a café on the first floor in case you want refreshments or a little snack at any point!

    The museum is totally accessible, including easy ramp access to each entry, elevator access to each floor, centrally located seats on each floor, accessible restrooms and water fountains, wheelchairs and walkers for loan in the entrance, and comfortable climate-controlled temperatures. It is a 7-minute walk from the heart of Harvard Square. If you are driving, we recommend accessing via the Quincy Ave. or Broadway. If accessing from Quincy Ave., there is an easy drop-off area outside the lane of traffic immediately in front of the ramp entrance. This street also includes two designated accessible parking spots directly across from the ramp entrance. If accessing from Broadway, read the information from the museum’s website listed below:

    From website: “Visitors arriving via paratransit van or similar are recommended to use the entrance on Broadway, which allows a right-side exit from the vehicle. Accessible parking is available in the Broadway Garage, located at 5 Felton Street. (Please note that the garage has a 6 ft. 8 in. height limit.) Parking permits can be purchased online; visitors without an assigned code can use “Visitor to Campus” as their department and 7700 as their department code in the online ordering system.”

    Price: $15 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   354 Reviews

  • Harvard University

    Attractions

    Price per person: $0
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : N/A
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    Accessible washrooms and water fountains : Yes

    Comments

    Not only is it one of the most historic and most prestigious educational institutions in the world, but "Hahvahd" is also a fun and attractive place to explore. A consolidated campus in Cambridge makes it easy to see a lot in just a short amount of time. There is always a palpable energy to absorb as students and teachers run between classes and other activities, and endless plaques are entertaining to red to learn about the school's long and sometimes unexpected history.

    Harvard is also quite easy to navigate. It is one of the most accessible university campuses we have come across thanks to so many areas to sit down, smooth and spacious paths, barrier-free entry to lots of buildings, and additional resources like this Accessibility Map:  
    https://accessibility.harvard.edu/getting-around-visitors (click on the blue link that says "Harvard University Campus Map" to see the map once you understand the map legend.)

    The University also boasts a large number of accessible museums and buildings (including Harvard Art Museums and The Museum of Natural History, among others) that are great to check out. We recommend spending any amount of time wandering this famed campus, whether just walking through Harvard Yard or going all the way to the athletics complex to check out the stadiums and nearby Business School!

    Price: $0 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   2599 Reviews

  • High Line

    Attractions

    Price per person: $0
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : N/A
    Length of tour (distance in miles) : 1.5 miles
    Duration of tour : 30 - 45 minutes
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    Accessible washrooms and water fountains : Yes
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes

    Comments

    The High Line is one of NYC's most popular and beautiful attractions. Once upon a time, the path was a railroad track. In 1980, the railway fell out of service, only until it was resurrected in 2009 as a walking path boasting gorgeous views of Manhattan along with cool outdoor art and colorful wildflowers.

    The High Line is 100% accessible and could not be more worthwhile on a sunny morning or comfortable evening stroll. Accessible entries abound thanks to elevator installments (Gansevoort Street, 14th Street, 16th Street, 23rd Street, 30th Street) and street-level access (34th Street). The path also features accessible restrooms at the Gansevoort Street and 16th Street. The path itself is completely flat and extremely easy to navigate for the entire 1.5 miles.

    Check out the park's website for a map of accessible entry points - http://www.thehighline.org/visit/#/access/187

    Price: $0 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   51364 Reviews

  • Madame Tussauds New York

    Attractions

    Price per person: $34
    Discounts : Yes
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : Self-Guided
    Duration of tour : 45 minutes
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    Accessible washrooms and water fountains : Yes
    Wheelchairs on hand for loan : Yes
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes

    Comments

    This renowned wax museum is an amazing opportunity to marvel at the perfectionist detailing in recreating celebrities, movie figures, and world leaders. Life-size wax sculptures of the likes of Whitney Houston and the Hulk are sure to keep you entertained for the full duration of the tour.

    The entire museum is accessible, with wheelchairs kept on hand to borrow, a café on the 7th floor for a break in the action, and multiple accessible restrooms available (floors 3, 5,7, and 9). The self-guided tour takes about 45-minutes to an hour to walk through and costs $34.

    Price: $34 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   6992 Reviews

  • MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    Attractions

    Price per person: $0
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : Self-Guided; Free Guided Tours available
    Length of tour (distance in miles) : Campus is about 1 mile long (east to west) and a few blocks in width
    Duration of tour : 1 - 3 hours
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    Accessible washrooms and water fountains : Yes
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes
    Accessible Parking or Drop-Off Area (within 20 feet from entrance) : Yes

    Comments

    One of the world's most esteemed and important higher education institutions, MIT is a landmark area to explore thanks to its history and awesome architecture and public art displays. The school sits on the northern bank of the beautiful Charles River. The area is great to explore on your own, and you can also call ahead to schedule a student-led tour of the campus. The campus has metered street parking throughout and is about a mile away from the metro T Stop (Red line; Kendall/MIT Stop).

    MIT's campus is fairly consolidated and easy to navigate. There are plenty of places throughout to sit down for a rest, and the University does a great job in highlighting accessible entrances to buildings with clear signage. Almost every building has an accessible entrance, accessible restrooms, and elevators to access other floors.

    For detailed information on accessible paths throughout the campus, consult the link below:
    http://studentlife.mit.edu/sds/accessibility/accessible-routes

    For an accessibility map of the campus, check out the following link:
    http://web.mit.edu/campus-map/pdf/mit-accessibility-color-current.pdf

    For a Self-Guided map, itinerary, and list of fun facts of the campus, click the link below:
    http://institute-events.mit.edu/sites/default/files/documents/2016_Nov18_FINAL_updated%20self%20guided%20tour.pdf

    Price: $0 , TripAdvisor Traveler Rating :   868 Reviews

  • MIT List Visual Arts Center

    Attractions

    Price per person: $0
    Guided, self guided, or N/A : Self-Guided
    Duration of tour : 30-60 minutes
    Areas to sit throughout : Yes
    Accessible washrooms and water fountains : Yes
    Wheelchairs on hand for loan : No
    All exhibits wheelchair accessible (access, ability to view, etc.): Yes
    Available rain or shine : Yes
    Accessible Parking or Drop-Off Area (within 20 feet from entrance) : Yes

    Comments

    The MIT List Visual Arts Center is the University's contemporary art gallery. The gallery always has between six to nine exhibitions on display, showcasing the school's envelope-pushing artistic ambitions. You can also stop in to pick up a guide to the school's vast collection of public art displays.

    The gallery is extremely accessible thanks to a comfortably spacious layout, benches to sit for a rest, easy entrance (including push-button-to-open doors), and accessible exhibits. There is also street parking immediately outside the ramp entrance.

    Price: $0 ,