Independence First was renovated from a bakery factory to become one of the most accessible buildings in the country. The rustic warehouse features were preserved and universal design makes it a building all can enjoy.

You can go on a tour to see the amazing assistive technology available, as well as accessible features you probably haven’t thought about.

Independence First has art created by people with disabilities and powerful photographer from world-renowned disability rights photographer, Tom Olin, who once worked at Independence First. Try out their accessible recreational bikes and scooters! Smell and feel their outdoor sensory garden!

540 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Saturday Hours
Not Open

Sunday Hours
10 am - 5 pm

Photography, Video

Handicapped Accessible
1st floor only


Photo Tour