Posted: 09/16/2021 | by Jessica

Guide to Accessible Spots In Lancaster, PA

Traveling to a new place can be challenging when you’re unsure of what locations are ADA accessible. Lancaster has many accessible attractions and places to eat. If you find a spot that isn’t on this list, send it in to us so we can continue growing this list.

Things To Do

American Music Theatre
2425 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster
| 717.397.7700
See a show at the American Music Theatre, which has accessible seating options available on either side of the orchestra and mezzanine sections.

Barry’s Car Barn
3504 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse
| 717.351.1515
Enjoy looking at antique cars, especially American muscle cars from the 1950’s-70’s, and everything related!

Central Market
23 N Market St, Lancaster
| 717.735.6890
Peruse the country’s oldest continuously operated farmers market! Offering a wide variety of goods such as produce, dog treats, local liquors, and more, it’s a great place to check out. Doors #1 and #2 are wheel-chair accessible.

Columbia Crossing River Trails Center
41 Walnut St, Columbia
| 717.449.5607
Columbia Crossing offers stunning views of the Susquehanna River from the viewing deck and from the paved trail along the river!

Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Highway E, Lancaster
| 866.386.2839
Dutch Wonderland offers wheelchair and electric convenience vehicles for a rental fee, guests are also permitted to bring their own wheelchair. The park offers a Ride Accessibility Program, and have lists of rides good for individuals with casts, service animals, etc. The park recommends calling at least 48 hours in advance to consult with a guest relations representative.

Escape. On Queen
43 N Queen St, Lancaster
| 717.435.8049
Escape. On Queen offers rotating escape rooms that include the tavern, shipwrecked, among others. Reservations for the escape rooms are recommended.

Fulton Theatre
12 N Prince St, Lancaster
| 717.397.7425
Join the Fulton Theatre for amazing shows downtown. With accessible seating, support for visually and/or hearing impaired individuals, and more!

Hershey Gardens
170 Hotel Rd, Hershey
| 717.534.3492
Enjoy 23 acres of flowers, shrubs, rare plants, seasonal displays, a butterfly atrium, and more! Visitors are recommended to follow the suggested accessible route on the map of the gardens, and they offer manual wheelchairs on a first-come first-serve basis.

Hershey Park
100 W Hersheypark Drive, Hershey
| 717.534.3900
Hershey Park offers a ride accessibility program to ensure guests of all abilities have a great time at the park. Guests should enroll in the program upon arrival and fill out the ride accessibility questionnaire (or fill it out ahead of time and bring it with you to the park). The questionnaire will create a boarding pass with a list of accessible rides. The park also offers quiet areas to provide relief from sensory stimulation.

Kitchen Kettle Village
3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse
| 800.732.3538
Enjoy dining and shopping with over 42 places to choose from. A majority of, if not all, of the village is accessible.

Lost Treasure Mini Golf
2521 Lincoln Highway E, Ronk
s | 717.391.8234
Lost Treasure Mini Golf offers fun, pirate-themed mini golf! Enjoy 18 on the accessible gold course.

North Museum of Nature & Science
400 College Ave, Lancaster
| 717.358.3941
The North Museum offers planetarium shows, an ornithology room, a live animal room, interactive exhibits, and more. It’s perfect for exploring with the kiddos with a knack for exploration and discovery.

National Toy Train Museum
300 Paradise Ln, Ronks
| 717.687.8976
The National Toy Train Museum offers interactive exhibits and displays of toy trains, some more modern and others dating back to the 1800s.

Painting with a Twist
124 S Centerville Rd, Lancaster
| 717.947.7864
Painting with a Twist offers fun instructed painting events, and it’s BYOB! Paint the daily painting, have a date night, or join one of their pet painting events.

Prussian Street Arcade
49 N Main St, Manheim
| 717.879.9939
Prussian Street Arcade offers a unique shopping experience of everything from candles, soaps, to clothing, comics and home goods. Peruse over 100 makers and curators set-up in the arcade and find a new favorite shop!

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
300 Gap Rd, Strasburg
| 717.687.8628
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania offers exhibits to educate about Pennsylvania’s railroad history from the relevance of railroad to building the country and the role of them today.

State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St, Harrisburg
| 717.787.4980
The State Museum of Pennsylvania offers many permanent exhibits such as Pennsylvania Icons, Village Square, Life through time, and more. As well, they offer rotating exhibits that have included PA Women Who Made History, Restoring Mammal Hall, and others. Individuals with accessibility needs are recommended to call the museum prior to their visit.

Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd, Ronks
| 1.866.725.9666
Strasburg Rail Road offers fun excursion rides, seasonal events such as Christmas Trains, and events such as wine & cheese or trivia nights on the train! Strasburg Rail Road offers a mobile lift to help individuals with accessibility needs, and the shops and cafe on-site are accessible. Strasburg Rail Road recommends calling their business office at 717.687.8421 prior to your arrival to discuss accommodations.

Tiny Town
533 Janet Ave, Lancaster | 717.947.7350
Tiny Town is an indoor playplace for the kiddos! Kids can play in a hospital, slide down the fire pole, read a book, head to the salon, and more! Tiny Town strives to make their playplaces accessible to all children, with lower accessories and wide open doorways and more. They also have snacks, wifi, and coffee for parents to enjoy while the kids play!


Turkey Hill Experience
301 Linden St, Columbia
| 717.684.0134
Learn how Turkey Hill makes their ice cream, about dairy farming, and the people and culture of Turkey Hill. Explore interactive exhibits such as the taste lab where you can create your own flavor, or taste tea from around the world!

ZooAmerica
201 Park Ave, Hershey
| 717.534.3391
Adjacent to Hershey Park, ZooAmerica offers a home to nearly 75 species, including rare and endangered animals. ZooAmerica focuses on the conservation of North American wildlife and habitats, and all exhibits are accessible.

Outdoors

Enjoy the great outdoors of Lancaster county at one, or more, of our accessible trails or parks. The Conestoga Greenway Trail offers a paved trail along the Conestoga River. Long’s Park has a paved walkway around the large pond, as well as pavilions, a petting zoo, picnic spots, and more.

Places To Eat

Annie Bailey’s Irish Public House
28-30 E King St, Lancaster
| 717.393.4000
Enjoy indoor and outdoor dining, delicious drinks, food, and weekend brunch at this local favorite while checking out downtown Lancaster.

Artifice Ales & Mead
55 N Main St, Manheim
| 717.879.9499
Delight in locally brewed beer and mead, delicious pub food, and a fun casual environment. With outdoor and indoor dining, and located next to the Prussian Street Arcade, Artifice is a great spot to check out!

Brickhouse Coffee & Kitchen
53 Refton Rd, Refton
| 717.806.8019
This spot in Lancaster offers breakfast and lunch, smoothies and shakes, coffee and more! The location has history too, dating back to the mid-1800s when it used to be a general store and a post office.

Fireside Tavern
1500 Historic Drive, Strasburg
| 717.687.7979
With outdoor and indoor dining, the Fireside Tavern is a gem within the countryside of Lancaster county. Be sure to try their famous original tomato bisque.

Forklift & Palate
75 Champ Blvd, Manheim
| 717.537.6205
Forklift & Palate located in Spooky Nook Sports, focuses on environmental practices such as geothermal heating and rainwater recycling. With entree options such as fish and chips, chef’s house cut steak, Forklift & Palate has something for everyone.

Fox Meadows Creamery
2475 W Main St, Ephrata
| 717.721.6455
Providing customers with farm-fresh ice cream, a lunch menu including artisan hand-formed burgers, a country store, and more, this stop is a local favorite! Gaze out at the farm while enjoying your ice cream or lunch from the porch, or hang out inside on a hot day.

Iron Hill Brewery
781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster
| 717.291.9800
Enjoy house-made beers, craft cocktails, and pub fare at this regional spot! Near downtown Lancaster this location is central to many museums, galleries, and shops.

Isaac’s
919 E Main St, Mount Joy
| 717.928.2130
Casual dining in this regional spot includes bird-themed sandwiches, salads, soups, and more!

Lancaster Brewing Company Taproom & Grill
2323 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster
| 717.826.9555
Locally crafted brews, delicious menu items, and a location close to Route 30 attractions makes this spot a great one to check out!

LUCA Lancaster
436 W James St, #101, Lancaster
| 717.553.5770
This Italian kitchen in downtown Lancaster offers delicious food, wine, and cocktails in a fun and modern atmosphere. Whether dining inside or outside, reservations are recommended.

Mill 72 Bake Shop & Cafe
45 N Main St, Manheim
| 717.879.9575
Next to the Prussian Street Arcade, this family-owned cafe offers locally-sourced specialty drinks, baked goods, as well as breakfast and lunch items!

Our Town Brewery
252 N Prince St, Lancaster
| 717.945.7694
Enjoy local brews and delicious food at this modern brewery in downtown Lancaster. They even offer Sunday brunch with live music!

Pine View Dairy
2225 New Danville Pike, Lancaster
| 717.872.5486
Enjoy handmade ice cream on the farm, a large patio space, and even say hello to some calves! Pine View offers a large variety of flavors of hand dipped ice cream and milkshakes.

Rachel’s Creperie

608 Richmond Dr, #109, Lancaster
| 717.399.3515
Rachel’s offers breakfast, lunch and dessert crepes, speciality drinks, and more! You can even build your own.

Speckled Hen Cafe
141 E Main St, Strasburg
| 717.288.3139
Speckled Hen Cafe is a BYOB coffee shop & kitchen offering craft coffee, artisan food, and they even partner with local farmers to bring you the best local ingredients!

Zoetropolis
112 N Water St, Lancaster
| 717.208.6572
Zoetropolis offers outdoor and indoor dining, local brews, craft cocktails, and an eclectic menu and atmosphere. This unique dining experience is another local favorite.

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