Service animals are allowed in national parks. See the Americans with Disability Act definition of a service animal. However, it should be noted that the service animal must be able to go up and down stairs if they are to accompany an individual on a tour of the Lincoln Home.
For the safety and wellbeing of your service animal, please keep in mind:
Potable Water: An outdoor water fountain is located outside the visitor center south entrance. An indoor water fountain is also available inside the visitor center next to the restrooms.
Weather and Site Conditions: Park boardwalks are made of wood and can be rough and uneven. They may be slippery when wet or during winter in snowy or icy conditions. Streets within the site are gravel and may be uneven.
Animal Waste: All animal waste should be immediately collected by the animal's handler and disposed of in a trash receptacle. Trash receptacles are available throughout the site. There are no plastic bags available, so please remember to bring your own.
Wildlife: Urban wildlife is often seen in or crossing through the site. Although generally our site sees only smaller animals such as squirrels, chipmunks, and small birds, our site also may occasionally see possums, red-tailed hawks, or other predators. Please be careful and aware as even small animals can cause issues for service animals unused to encountering wildlife.
General Pet Information
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 service animals.
Pet excrement must be immediately collected by the pet handler and disposed of in a trash receptacle. Trash receptacles are available throughout the site. There are no plastic bags available, so please remember to bring your own.
Pets should not be left unattended in vehicles or RVs.