The National Park Service is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to benefit from our facilities, programs, services, and activities whether they are indoors or outdoors. The definition of whether or not a place is “accessible” varies widely from one person to another. To better navigate individual differences, many people with disabilities, their families, and friends, find planning ahead to visit a national park to be critically important. Our hope is to help provide useful information to help guide your experience within our park.
The visitor center and park headquarters are accessible to wheelchairs. The park has accessible parking and restrooms. Individuals with mobility impairments wishing to tour President Van Buren's home should discuss the accommodations available with the ranger at the visitor center as only the first floor of the Lindenwald mansion is wheelchair accessible.
Qualified service animals assisting people with disabilities are allowed and must be leashed. A service animal is defined as a dog that performs some of the functions and tasks that the individual with a disability cannot perform such as carrying a pack for persons with mobility impairments, assisting persons with balance, or alerting medically-dependent persons of specific conditions such as oncoming seizures. Companion dogs that are used only to provide comfort or emotional support (“therapy animals”), or other pets are not allowed in the historic or government buildings.
Last updated: June 11, 2023