Groundbreaking Interactive Tour Experience at President Lincoln’s Cottage

Guides can curate tours to group interests in real time, with the aid of tablets and enhanced multimedia.

September 16, 2013. New interactive technology is enhancing the tour experience at President Lincoln’s Cottage. Thanks to the introduction of resource-rich tablets, guides can now curate tours of the Lincoln family’s home in Washington, DC by tailoring the tour to the needs and interests of each group in real time. An array of new features, such as crisp, high-quality visuals, audio recordings of never-before-told stories, scents, “windows into the past” and a dramatic presentation on wartime Washington, creates an evocative, sensory experience for visitors. This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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