Arriving at PAFA

PAFA's campus consists of two adjacent buildings as well as a plaza, and visitors with wheelchairs and strollers are welcome into all of these spaces.

PAFA’s galleries, special exhibitions and John and Richanda Rhoden Arts Center located in the Samuel M.V. Hamilton building are accessible through the front Broad Street entrance, which is on street level, and accessible restrooms are located on each floor. The "school entrance" of the Hamilton Building is also accessible on street level, off of Lenfest Plaza near the corner of Carlisle and Cherry Streets, for meetings, library visits and classes that take place in school studios and classrooms.

PAFA's galleries and special exhibitions in the Historic Landmark Building are accessible through a street level elevator at the entrance off of Lenfest Plaza, near the corner of Carlisle and Cherry Streets, during open museum hours. Staff or security will greet visitors and assist them in accessing the museum's front lobby and passenger elevator.

Please feel free to call PAFA's main number with any questions or concerns: 215-972-7600.


Admission for personal-care attendants is free.


Wheelchairs are available free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask staff at the front desk for assistance.


Accessible and family-friendly restrooms are located on both floors of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building and on the 2nd floor of the Historic Landmark Building's museum galleries toward the rear of the building.


COVID-19 Update: In person guided tours are temporarily unavailable. Please call 215-972-2069 to discuss virtual tour options.


COVID-19 Update: Large print labels are temporarily unavailable for pickup at the front desk. Please call 215-972-2069 to request downloadable, large print materials you can bring with you during your visit.

Service animals

Service animals are welcome.