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Signature Cottage Tour
–Children (6-12): $5
–President Lincoln’s Cottage Members (maximum of two member-priced tickets per each membership): $7.50
–National Trust for Historic Preservation Members (must present valid NTHP ID; individual NTHP members receive one discounted admission per each membership, all other NTHP members receive a maximum of two discounted tickets per each membership): $12
–Military (Active Duty and Veterans). Must present valid ID. $12
NOTE: From January 7th- January 31st, President Lincoln’s Cottage will partner with the Justice Arts Coalition, a national network providing resources for people creating art in and around the US carceral system, to exhibit works of art created by incarcerated artists in the Cottage. Monday through Friday during the month of January, regular guided tours will be halted for the self-guided experience. If you would like to purchase tickets for a guided tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage in January, please make sure to purchase tickets for tours on Saturday or Sunday.
Online purchase is recommended – click button above to purchase.
You may also buy your tickets by phone Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm and Saturday, 10am-5pm by calling 1-800-514-ETIX. For Sunday same-day ticket purchase by phone, please contact site staff at 202-829-0436. Etix charges a service and postage fee for tickets sent via the mail.
For information on Grounds Passes, visit our grounds passes information page.
For more information on our tours, please visit our frequently asked questions and our visitor guidelines.
For location, directions, parking, and hours of operation, please visit our tour information page.
Ticket & Tour Information
-Admission to the Cottage is by guided tour only; tickets are required.
-Advance ticket purchase is the only way to guarantee your spot on a tour. On-site ticket purchase is subject to availability.
-Tickets are nonrefundable and nonexchangeable.
-President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) in Northwest Washington, D.C. Check-in for tours is in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, the first building on the left after you enter Eagle Gate. AFRH Security requires visitors to show valid identification at the security gate in order to enter the property. Please be prepared to show your ID.
-The tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Account for additional time to explore the many other site offerings.
-Due to battlefield imagery and tour length (approximately 1 hour), the tour is suitable for children 6 and older, accompanied by an adult.
-Tours are offered for individuals and groups. Groups of 10 or more must make reservations at least 3 weeks in advance. Click here for more information.
-All visits begin in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. Please check-in 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.
-Hearing enhancement devices are available upon request.
-Photography is not permitted in the interiors of the Cottage or the Visitor Education Center.
-Food and beverages may only be consumed in the Museum Store and in the atrium of the Visitor Education Center.
-Sitting or climbing on the sculpture of President Lincoln and his horse is not permitted.
For all other inquiries, please call 202-829-0436.