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.
February 19, 2018 marks ten years that President Lincoln’s Cottage has been open to the public. To celebrate a decade of ground-breaking programs that shed new light on the past and provide opportunities to take action today, President Lincoln’s Cottage will roll out a series of special opportunities for visitors tied to themes of empathy, equality, justice, and freedom.
$10 Admission Day
WHEN: Saturday, September 8th
WHY: Celebrate Petworth, and stop on by the Cottage for a reduced admission to celebrate our 10-year anniversary year.
Two Faces Comedy Series
WHEN: Tuesday, September 18th
TIME: 7:30 PM
Comedy Night 2- Tuesday, October 16
Comedy Night 3- Wednesday, November 14
For more information on the event and the comedians for each show, click here.
Homecoming (Family Day + Freedom 5K)
For the second year, we’re combining our two popular events, the Freedom 5K and Family Day, into one full day of racing and family fun: Homecoming. During the Civil War the Lincoln family called the Cottage home. This year we welcome everyone back “home” to join us for a full day of activities where you can run, walk, and play like Lincoln.
Come for just the race, just Family Day activities, or stick around for both!
WHEN: Saturday, September 22
Question about a program or special event? Contact President Lincoln’s Cottage staff at 202-829-0436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.