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Our visitor center welcomes all, regardless of ability.

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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

The NPS Visitor Center parking lot features several accessible parking spots. There are no stairs to enter the NPS Visitor Center building or to access any of the amenities. Our indoor exhibits are wheelchair friendly including low level accessibility and clearance. Restrooms and the drinking fountain follow ADA accessibility design, and there is a family restroom that can accommodate an assistant.

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 (773 928-7257).

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.

Other Features

  • Infant changing tables in all restrooms

  • Benches inside and outside for rest

For more information and to communicate with a ranger about specific accommodations, please email or call 773 928-7257 to speak with park staff to see how we can best meet your needs.

Last updated: July 2, 2023

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11001 S. Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628


773 928-7257

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