top of page

Historic St. John's Church

Results from VisitAble's Accessibility Test



Description of Section

This includes the number of accessible parking spaces, the labeling of the accessible parking spaces, and the accessibility of the accessible parking spaces.


  • There are 2 accessible street parking spaces west of the church on North 24th Street, with a curb ramp up to the sidewalk near this establishment.

  • There are no pavement markings, and the only signage are a couple posts in the grass along the curb, which say “Reserved Parking” with the international symbol of accessibility.

  • There are no access aisles next to, in front of, or behind either space.

  • Both spaces are less than 100 feet away from the accessible entrance.


Pathway to Entrance and Entrance

Description of Section

This includes the accessibility of the pathway from the accessible parking spaces to the entrance (including curb ramps, ground/floor surfaces, etc.) and the accessibility of the entrance itself (widths of doors, lips under doors, etc.).


  • There is a curb ramp, with contrast and truncated domes close to the accessible parking space to provide access to the sidewalk from the accessible parking.

  • The sidewalk surface up to the gate for the accessible entrance is bumpy and uneven brick that is fairly steep and may be challenging for some.

  • Signage from the accessible parking to the entrance is minimal, with a few signs with low contrast with little to no tactile characters or braille.

  • The pathway from the accessible parking to the accessible, step free entrance is at least 36 inches wide in most places, except when going through the doorway to the elevator, where it is at least 32 inches wide.

  • There is also another entrance along E. Broad St. that can be accessed via stairs. Signage for this entrance does not have braille or tactile alternatives to identify the entrance. The stair edges are not color contrasted, there are minimal handrail extensions, and the riser heights are not uniform.


Interior Pathways

Description of Section

This includes accessibility of different items in the location, pathways in the location, signage, cleanliness of pathways, how steep pathways are, presence of inaccessible areas, accessibility of doors not covered by other sections, accessibility of any complimentary water/refreshments/snacks, and the presence and accessibility of any seating.


  • There is an elevator that serves as the main accessible entry point to the site.

  • The surface of the location’s outdoor paths are mostly bumpy and uneven brick pathways that are at least 36 inches wide, and the interior space of the church is carpeted while the restroom and visitor center are tiled and hardwood floor respectively.

  • The threshold into the church is up to 1.5 inches of vertical change and does not have color contrast, so please be mindful of thresholds and changes in level of the walkways generally.

  • Some of the staircases and ramps on site do not have handrails or handrail extensions, and some of the pathways are fairly steep, which may be a challenge for some, so use caution when navigating the site.

  • The main interior pathways of the church are at least 36 inches wide, and there is accessible seating available within the church for visitors using mobility devices.

  • There are a couple outdoor seating options available (benches with back and armrests), with seating surfaces at accessible heights, some are off of the main pathways in the grass.

  • The visitor center has a rug that is relatively low profile but could be easily moved.

  • The point of sale counter is 42 inches above the floor, and the card reader is easily movable.

  • There is some merchandise in the visitor center that is greater than 48 inches above the floor, which may be difficult to reach for some.

  • The space is generally quiet and not too hectic or highly trafficked, except during reenactments, however there is a quiet space available in the church and outside on grounds of the site- ask staff for a more quiet, private space if needed.

  • Windows in the visitor center have blinds if a darker space is needed.



Description of Section

This includes bathrooms being labeled as accessible, the width of bathroom and accessible stall doors, location of doors, height of door openers off the floor, weight of doors, presence of appropriate grab bars, the ability for a customer using a wheelchair to completely turn around in the bathroom/accessible stall, the height of the flush controls off the floor, the reachability of the sink/toilet paper/soap/drying equipment/lights, and the height of mirrors off the floor.


  • There are two gendered, multi stall restrooms, one men’s and one women’s restroom.

  • Braille, tactile, and contrasting signage is on the door to the men’s room, greater than 60 inches from the ground, however signage for the women’s room was missing during the time of our accessibility test.

  • The thresholds into both restrooms are between 0.75 inches and 1.5 inches in vertical change.

  • There is space within the men's restroom for a visitor using a mobility device to turn around, but the space may not be ideal for turning around outside of the stalls in the women's restroom.

  • The restroom stalls may be difficult to use for those using mobility devices, as they are less than 50 inches wide, providing little to no turning space in the stalls themselves and some individuals may not be able to fit their mobility device in the stall to close the door.

  • There are no door pulls on either of the accessible stall doors for both restrooms

  • There are grab bars in both of the accessible stalls.

  • The mirrors above the sinks have reflective surfaces higher than 40 inches above the floor.

  • The sinks, soap and hand dryers are all at accessible heights in both restrooms and the lights are automatic.

  • Be mindful of the exposed piping under the sink.



Description of Section

This includes the presence of accessibility features to make this establishment go above and beyond the accessibility of other establishments of the same type.


  • There is a wheelchair available upon request and there is a step stool in the visitor center, if needed.

  • There are automatic lights in each restroom.

  • There is one hook provided for the men’s restroom on the back of the door right at 48 inches above the floor.

  • There is bottled water available for purchase.

  • Some electrical outlets are at accessible heights.

  • The employees are going through, or have completed, disability etiquette training in an effort to provide the same level of customer service to all customers.

Want to Learn More About Our Accessibility Tests?

Send an email to with subject line: "VisitAble's Accessibility Test" and tell us what specifically you would like to know and the reason why. We're happy to provide as much information as is needed to allow you to have the confidence in knowing if an establishment is accessible to you or not!

bottom of page