The new NPS Visitor Center is universally accessible and has many features for people with varying abilities. The exhibits were developed following universal design principles, with no barriers and include audio, visual, and tactile components.
Wheel Chair Accessibility Features
Park staff will have a lightweight wheelchair that can be checked out for loan at the Visitor Center front desk. Should you need the wheelchair to traverse from the parking lot to the front entrance door, simply call our front desk and ask for assistance (773/468-9310).
The Illinois State Historic Site grounds, which surround the NPS Visitor Center, feature accessible sidewalks and ramps to make it easy to explore. Pullman National Historical Park is located in an historic neighborhood in south Chicago. As such, there are plenty of handicap accessible street parking and public sidewalks for those interested in exploring the Historic District.
Hearing Impairment Features
The NPS Visitor Center exhibit space features multi-media experiences. Audio exhibits include captioned videos, and soundscape descriptions. We have both Audio Description and Assistive Listening devices that can be checked out at the front desk.
Visual Impairment Features
Most exhibits within the NPS Visitor Center include a raised image, Braille, tactile, or audio component. Orientation maps feature raised elements and legends with Braille. We have both Braille and Audio Described versions of our brochures. Audio Description devices for our exhibits are also available upon request at our front desk.
For more information and to communicate with a ranger about specific accommodations, please email PULL_vistorInfo@nps.gov or call 773/468-9310 to speak with park staff to see how we can best meet your needs.
Last updated: February 11, 2023