Hands-on exhibits makes this a fun museum for kids. There are three main areas with stories of settling and farming on the prairie, a well stocked blacksmith shop with tools used by the Chesebro family for 40 years, and a trip through nearly 20 years of Abraham Lincoln’s life as he practiced law on the 8th judicial circuit in Illinois.
The main level is accessible. The blacksmith shop level has a roll on stair lift. The Lincoln exhibit level has a small elevator type lift. Both require a key and assistance from the museum staff.
The Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden is located at the rear of the museum. I believe the paths are paved and connect to paved paths that circle through the park but due to rainy weather we did not check them out.