Accessibility to the Merion Campus for Visitors with Disabilities


The twelve-acre Barnes Arboretum is a cultivated but natural environment with areas of rough terrain. Limited areas are accessible to individuals who require a mobility device, and parts of the Arboretum may not be accessible. Please call 215.278.7373 for more information about specific access concerns. 


Designated parking for vehicles bearing a handicapped sticker or license plates, including van-accessible parking, is available on a first come, first served basis.

Restroom Facilities

Visitors who require special facilities will find wheelchair-accessible rest rooms in the Service Building across from the bus stop.

Sign Language
Sign Language Interpreters

Sign language interpreters can accompany tours, subject to the availability of an interpreter. Request a sign language interpreter at least three weeks prior to the reserved date: call 215.278.7373 or e-mail Visitors requesting a sign language interpreter must have booked advance tickets for an Arboretum tour. 

Service Animal
Service Animals

Well behaved service animals are welcome. No pets or other animals are permitted. 

Educational Programs

The Barnes Foundation is committed to making its educational programs available to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in enrolling in any horticulture educational program held at the Arboretum and you use a mobility device or may require an accommodation to participate in the program, please call 215.278.7373 to discuss how the Barnes Foundation can meet your needs. 

Personal Care Attendants

No admission fee will be charged for any paid Personal Care Attendant (PCA) accompanying a visitor with severe disabilities. A request for complimentary admission for a PCA should be made at the time the visitor with disabilities purchases their ticket. Visitors who wish to purchase advance tickets should call 215.278.7200 or e-mail to request a complimentary ticket for a paid PCA.

Additional Information

For more information about accessibility or to request accommodations, please call 215.278.7200 or e-mail