In addition to tours and exhibits, President Lincoln’s Cottage provides the community with a diverse spectrum of public programs and special events that allow the public to experience the historic grounds in new and different ways. Our programs and events build community, share groundbreaking scholarship, advance big ideas, and foster new understanding and dialogue about the vital part of American history that unfolded here and its relation to freedom today. Our programs fulfill and support the mission of President Lincoln’s Cottage, a nonprofit public charity.
Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at President Lincoln’s Cottage.
Entrance: Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington DC 20011. Click here for directions.
SPECIAL JANUARY TOUR: “A Good Deed in a Weary World”
January 9-31, 2019
Starting January 9th, President Lincoln’s Cottage will be offering an alternative tour experience. The signature Cottage tour as you know it will be paused, and in its place—for one month only!—we will be offering a unique, self-guided experience full of illumination, at a lower admission. Join us in seeing and feeling the Cottage in a way you’ve never experienced before.
Free for children under 6 and residents of AFRH
Cottage Conversation: February 7, 2019 with Elizabeth Swanson to discuss her book, Human Bondage and Abolition: New Histories of Past and Present Slaveries
Cottage Conversation: April 25, 2019 with Harold Holzer to discuss his new book, DC Monument Men: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
Bourbon & Bluegrass: June 1 & 2, 2019
Question about a program or special event? Contact President Lincoln’s Cottage staff at 202-829-0436 or email@example.com.