President Lincoln's Cottage is a national monument and historic landmark, located near the Park view neighborhoods of Washington D.C. President Abraham Lincoln and his family resided in the cottage from 1862 to 1864, during his stay he drafted the Emancipation Proclamation. The cottage is spread across 251 acres and the cottage was restored in 2007. The cottage opened to public tours in 2008. The visitor's center features exhibits about the cottage, the grounds of which are known as Soldier's home, Lincoln during the civil war and other special exhibits.
Things to Do
- Families can tour the cottage that is open to the public 7 days a week. The cottage houses some important artifacts, audios and visuals related to one of the great Presidents of the United States.
- You can view and explore a variety of artifacts including photographs, books, furnishings, and personal collections. Some of the personal belongings are President Lincoln's original briefcase, slippers, and the Lincoln's glass.
- The diary of the soldier Albert Nelson who guarded President Lincoln at the Lincoln's Cottage is on display. A replica of President Lincoln's desk is on display.
- Guided tours of the cottage are available. Purchase of tickets in advance is recommended.
- A picnic area is available behind the visitor's center. A gift shop is located in the visitor center.
- Birthday parties are offered for children aged 5-10.
President Lincoln's Cottage Insider Tips
- Free on-site parking is available.