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By Erin Carlson Mast By request, we have developed a new Premium Tour for visitors looking for a more in-depth experience at President Lincoln’s Cottage. The special tour includes a welcome by the Director, a private 1 hour tour of the Cottage, and a session on an artifact with the Curator. The Premium Tour is available at 9am and 4pm, Monday-Friday, by appointment …
By Erin Carlson Mast Today is the first day President Lincoln’s Cottage is open for public tours. All tours for today are sold-out. We strongly suggest pre-purchasing your ticket online to ensure a spot on a tour when you visit. Only a few open spaces remain on tours the rest of this week, and weekends this March and April are booking up fast. Please …
If you represent a group that would like to visit President Lincoln’s Cottage, please be sure to check out the Schools & Groups page on our website: /schoolsandgroups/index.htm. Here you can find group tour policies, information about school programs, and a group tour request form. All group tours must be scheduled in advance.
By Erin Carlson Mast Getting to the site is actually quite easy once you know where you’re going. President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the Armed Forces Retirement Home campus (formerly known as the Soldiers’ Home). The entrance to the campus is the Eagle Gate at Rock Creek Church Road NW and Upshur Street NW. The Cottage and Visitor Education Center are a few …
by Matt Ringelstetter Commuting to work is one aspect of living in our nation’s capital that most residents can relate to—even the most prominent. During the summer months, Abraham Lincoln traveled daily from the Soldiers’ Home to the White House in the mornings, and back again during the evening hours. Waking up early, the President consumed a small meal of …