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Please let us know of any special needs in advance of your visit so that we may ensure you have a pleasant experience. Please contact us through our online customer service system: http://ticket.hsp.org/customer. You may also reach Visitor Services by phone at 215-732-6200 ext. 221.
The wheelchair accessible entrance to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is located on the 13th Street side of the building, just south of Locust Street. To enter or exit through this entrance, ring the door buzzer so that staff may assist you.
If you need to bring an assistant with you for any kind of physical impairment during your visit, we will not charge your accompanying aide admission. Upon advanced request, Visitor Services can also provide you with a research aide here.
Beginning October 5, PATCO has begun construction of an elevator on the SW corner of 13th and Locust, outside of the building. Phase one will close off the sidewalk from the east end of the front steps to the corner. The purpose of phase one is to dismantle the existing stairwell and replace it with an elevator. Phase one should last 4 months.
Phase two will close the parking lane in front of the building to construct the "bump out." This will take 8 months.
Patrons needing to use the accessible entrance should approach HSP on the west side of 13th, heading north from Spruce Street.
To assist with reading documents, our Library will provide you with magnifying glasses. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is service dog friendly!
If you need to bring any kind of assistant with you during your visit, we will not charge admission to your accompanying aid. Upon advanced request, Visitor Services can also provide you with an assistant to aid you in your research here.
Need a translator
If you would like to bring a translator with you for assistance in communicating with staff and interpreting HSP’s collection materials, we will not charge your accompanying aide admission.
Cultural and Religious needs
If you have need of a space for breast-feeding, prayer, or an activity that would be most comfortable in private, please ask Visitor Services at the front desk for assistance. We will accommodate you to the best of our abilities.