• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

Pets

Fido, Lincoln family pet

The Lincoln's had a dog named "Fido."

NPS Photo

Dogs are allowed in the historic Lincoln era neighborhood, but must be kept on a leash at all times. Pets are not allowed in any of the park's historic buildings including the Lincoln Home and the park's Visitor Center, with the exception of professionally trained guide dogs.

Pet excrement must be immediately collected by the pet handler and disposed of in a trash receptacle. Pets should not be left unattended in vehicles or RVs.

Did You Know?

Potrait of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass said Lincoln was "the first great man that I talked with in the United States freely, who in no single instance reminded me of the difference between himself and myself, of the difference of color." Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois