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.
American Trivia Night at Port City Brewery
What: Think you have what it takes to be a trivia champion? Come join us on July 25th when we partner with Port City Brewery for a night of American Trivia! Questions will cover American history, geography, pop culture, and art. So bone up on your Founding Fathers, State Capitals, and Hollywood trivia.
When: Thursday July 25th at 7pm
Where: Port City Brewery | 3950 Wheeler Ave Alexandria, VA 22304
For full details, and to purchase tickets, click here: https://www.portcitybrewing.com/events/american-trivia/
SAVE THE DATE! Homecoming Saturday September 21
For the third 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.
More details to come, including registration link for the Freedom 5K, and sign up for Family Day.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Our first two Cottage Conversations of the Fall are scheduled. Stay tuned for reservation details.
September 12 — Sidney Blumenthal, author of All the Powers of Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. III, 1856-1860
October 10 — Doug Waller, author of Lincoln’s Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation