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.
- Tuesdays-Thursdays in September, 10am
Do you have children eager to get outside and learn? Come join us Tuesdays-Thursdays in August at 10am for a safe and socially distant outdoor Social Studies program on the Cottage grounds. Every week brings a new program and activity.
This year we are doing something a little different to celebrate Homecoming. Through September 24th, we will be collecting short videos made by members of our community to play for our friends and neighbors at the Armed Forces Retirement Home whose in person access to the wider community has been restricted due to the pandemic.
- Saturday, October 3rd, 10am
Learn about 1860’s Washington as you cycle Lincoln’s commute from the Cottage to the White House. We are pleased to present this program with DC Cycling Concierge. Support two local businesses during this leisurely ride through DC history.