America’s capital city, filled with monuments, museums, history, art & architecture, offers something for both foreign tourists and citizens of the United States. Admission to the national museums is free to all. Washington, D.C is featured at #3 in my Top 5 Most Wheelchair Accessible Cities in the United States list. The city is one of the world’s most wheelchair accessible.

All three branches of the federal government are centered in Washington. Wheelchair users can easily see the White House, Capitol Building and the Supreme Court of the United States. The national monuments, including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial are completely accessible.

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Wheelchair assistance at the airports in Washington, D.C.

Airport Accessibility

Washington, D.C. is served by three airports: Reagan National, Dulles International and Baltimore/Washington International. DCA is the closet to downtown and is served by the DC Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines.

Wheelchair accessible monuments & government buildings in Washington, D.C.

Monuments & Government Buildings

Visit our national war memorials and monuments free of charge. Don’t delay planning a tour of the Capitol Building or White House.

Wheelchair accessible museums & attractions in Washington, D.C.

Museums & Attractions

America’s Smithsonian Institution museums are free for everyone.

Wheelchair accessible hotels in Washington, D.C.

Hotels & Accommodations

Select a place to stay from this list of wheelchair accessible hotels with ADA features in Washington, D.C..

Wheelchair accessible public transport in Washington, D.C.

Public Transportation

Every Washington Metro station has an elevator and new trains have clearly defined wheelchair spaces.

Wheelchair taxis in Washington, D.C.

Wheelchair Taxis

There are many wheelchair taxis in D.C., but demand is high. UberWAV is also available.

Wheelchair accessibility of sidewalks in Washington, D.C.

Sidewalk Accessibility

Accessible infrastructure is fantastic in the capital city, except for sidewalks.

Wheelchair accessible sporting events in Washington, D.C.

Sports Teams & Stadiums

Catch a Capitals, D.C. United, Mystics, Nationals, Redskins or Wizards game from a wheelchair accessible seat.