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.
Cottage Conversation: The Quartermaster
Join us as author and Pulitzer-prize nominated reporter Robert O’Harrow Jr. discusses his latest book, The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln’s General, Master Builder of the Union Army with Michelle Krowl, the Civil War and Reconstruction specialist in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 24
TIME: Reception- 6 PM, Conversation- 6:30 PM
For more information on the program and information on how to reserve tickets, click here.
Memorial Day Tours of USSAH National Cemetery
WHEN: Monday, May 29
WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT CEMETERY
10:00 am. FREE. Meet at bandstand adjacent to Cottage at 9:30 am.
10:45 am and 12:30 pm. FREE. Meet at bandstand adjacent to Cottage at 10:15 am and 12:00 pm. Tours last approximately 30-45 minutes.
For more information on the program, and to reserve a spot on the tour, click here.
Question about a program or special event? Contact President Lincoln’s Cottage staff at 202-829-0436 or email@example.com.