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.
“Democratic Vistas:” Lincoln and Whitman Themed Tour
WHEN: May 25, 2019
TIME: 5 PM (tour length is 1.5 hours)
Admission: $30 per guest*
*Admission includes a glass of wine or beer
As part of the Walt Whitman 200 Festival, President Lincoln’s Cottage is hosting a unique Walt Whitman and Lincoln themed tour. For this one evening, President Lincoln’s Cottage staff will collaborate with author and historian Garrett Peck to provide historical content and poetry that bridge both Whitman and Lincoln’s time in Civil War Washington.
Bourbon & Bluegrass:
When: June 1 & 2, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm each day
For more information about the event, click here.
Cottage Conversation: Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
Join us as Harold Holzer discusses his new book, Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French.
When: June 12, 2019*
Time: reception begins at 6:00 pm; conversation at 6:30pm
Admission: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception.
** Please note, this event has been changed from April 25th to June 12th due to a scheduling conflict. Please also note the new date is on a Wednesday.
Question about a program or special event? Contact President Lincoln’s Cottage staff at 202-829-0436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.