Accessible interpretive exhibits are located throughout the historic four-block area surrounding the Lincoln Home. Interpretive materials for visual and hearing impaired visitors are available upon request in the Visitors Center.
Accessibility features of Lincoln Home National Historic Site: lift access to the first floor of the Lincoln Home, Arnold and Dean Houses; availability of wheelchairs; captioned and audio described video; assistive listening system; and process to request a sign language interpreter.
Lincoln Home provides wheelchairs for visitor use. Please inquire at Visitor Center information desk to check out any equipment.
A visitor or group can request a sign language interpreter for their Lincoln Home visit by filling out and sending in the "Request for Sign Language Interpreter Form." A two-week advance notice is requested.
If you are a U.S. citizen and have a permanent disability, you may obtain a free Access Passport at the Lincoln Home Visitor Center. The passport allows free admission to federal areas which charge entrance fees and provides reductions for other types of user fees.
If you have questions about the accessibility of Lincoln Home, please contact Accessibility Coordinator Sheryle Lindley at email@example.com or 217-391-3229 . If you have specific questions about the accessibility of Lincoln Home's tours and programs please contact Matt Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-391-3255.
Did You Know?
Abraham Lincoln is the only president to hold a patent. His patent was for a system of chambers designed to refloat boats that had run aground. He received Patent No. 6469 on May 22, 1849. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois