President Lincoln’s Cottage has amended its policy on photography as follows:
Flash photography, videocameras, and tripods are prohibited in both the Cottage and Visitor Education Center. If the flash on your hand-held camera is disabled, you may take photos for personal use in the Visitor Education Center permanent galleries.
All photography is prohibited inside President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Special Exhibit Gallery.
Professional photography and photography for publication requires advance written permission from the Curator and is subject to fees.
As a reminder, landscape photographs are only permitted within the immediate vicinity of the Cottage and Visitor Education Center (approximately 15 feet away from each building), which is the area stewarded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. To wander outside of this area, even for a quick photo, is to trespass on AFRH property and invade the privacy of the 1200 residents who call this campus home. Thanks for helping us be a good neighbor!