• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

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  • Lincoln Home Tours During Busy Season

    Please be advised that tours of the Lincoln home fill rapidly during our busy summer season. We suggest that you visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Visitor Center early in the day for your best opportunity to receive a tour of the Lincoln home.

Accessibility

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.

Sign Language Interpreter Request Form

Access Passport

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 sheryle_lindley@nps.gov or 217-391-3229 . If you have specific questions about the accessibility of Lincoln Home's tours and programs please contact Matt Whitney at matthew_whitney@nps.gov or 217-391-3255.

Accessibility Brochure

Did You Know?

Photo of President Lincoln with beard

In 1860, eleven-year-old Grace Bedell wrote to Lincoln suggesting he grow a beard to “look a great deal better.” Lincoln met Bedell on his way to Washington, giving her a hearty kiss to thank her for her idea. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois