Pets

Fido, the Lincolns' dog, was a large yellow dog
The Lincoln family dog, Fido.

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Service Animals

Professionally trained service dogs and service miniature horses are permitted in park buildings. 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.

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


Last updated: August 17, 2020

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Springfield, IL 62701

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