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Federal Employees: During the government shutdown, all federal employees receive FREE admission. Tickets are first come, first serve. You must call ahead to reserve your tickets: 202-829-0436 ext. 0. *Please bring federal ID when checking in*
SPECIAL JANUARY TOUR: “A Good Deed in a Weary World”
January 9-31, 2019
January is a time for solemn reflection, bold action and new beginnings. While the Lincolns didn’t reside at the Cottage during this season, January plays an integral role in the Lincoln story. On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation, crafted here, became public and shined a beacon of hope in a war-weary world.
From January 9th to the 31st, join us for a self-guided, illuminating tour designed for thought and reflection, while you set out to fulfill your own resolutions during this New Year. We hope that you, as Lincoln did, can also find a home for your “good deed in a weary world” here at the Cottage.
Tickets available daily on the hour and half hour. Space is limited, and advanced reservation is encouraged.
Admission is $5
(FREE for Cottage members, AFRH residents and children under 6)
Signature Cottage Tour (Resumes in February, 2019)
–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
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 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.
-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.
Please see this page for hours, location, and directions. For all other inquiries, please call 202-829-0436.