• 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?

Carpenter's Portrain entitled:

Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, five days after the battle of Antietam. He visited the battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland on October 1-4, 1862. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois