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If you represent a group that would like to visit President Lincoln’s Cottage, please be sure to check out the Schools & Groups page on our website: /schoolsandgroups/index.htm. Here you can find group tour policies, information about school programs, and a group tour request form. All group tours must be scheduled in advance.
By Erin Carlson Mast Getting to the site is actually quite easy once you know where you’re going. President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the Armed Forces Retirement Home campus (formerly known as the Soldiers’ Home). The entrance to the campus is the Eagle Gate at Rock Creek Church Road NW and Upshur Street NW. The Cottage and Visitor Education Center are a few …
Lincoln’s Cottage to Open to Public By HILARY HOWARD Published: January 6, 2008 Visitors can soon visit the home where Abraham Lincoln worked on key war and emancipation strategies, and mourned the death of his son Willie. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/travel/06COMlinc.html
by Matt Ringelstetter Commuting to work is one aspect of living in our nation’s capital that most residents can relate to—even the most prominent. During the summer months, Abraham Lincoln traveled daily from the Soldiers’ Home to the White House in the mornings, and back again during the evening hours. Waking up early, the President consumed a small meal of …
by Dr. Frank D. Milligan One of the most extraordinary Civil War wartime diaries written in a northern city was authored from 1861 to 1865 by Horatio Nelson Taft, a Washington resident and government clerk. His entries describe the prevalent fear felt by Washingtonians of invasion by the southern armies that seemed to swarm its Virginia and Maryland hinterland at …
President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington, DC is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln’s presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, Lincoln resided seasonally on the grounds of the federally-owned Soldiers’ Home, just over three miles north of the Capitol. From June – November of 1862-64, Lincoln commuted daily by horseback …