PAST EVENT: Dining Out for DC Emancipation Day

LINCOLN Restaurant and President Lincoln’s Cottage are partnering to celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day. From 11 am until midnight on Tuesday April 16, 2013, diners can visit LINCOLN Restaurant, located at 1110 Vermont Ave, NW Washington DC 20005, in honor of D.C. Emancipation Day. The restaurant will donate twenty percent of sales on that day to President Lincoln’s Cottage in this first-time partnership.

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President Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act on April 16, 1862, which legally ended slavery in the District of Columbia. As a result, 3,100 enslaved people in D.C. were freed. Today, April 16th is a local holiday known as D.C. Emancipation Day. “Shortly after signing the Compensated Emancipation Act, President Lincoln developed the Emancipation Proclamation while living here at the Cottage,” says Erin Carlson Mast, Executive Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage. “Although commemorations of D.C. Emancipation Day faded in the early 20th century, interest in the holiday has grown in recent years, and we are honored to celebrate this 151st anniversary with our generous community partner, LINCOLN Restaurant.”

LINCOLN Restaurant Dining Hours:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Lunch
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Afternoon Menu
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Happy Hour
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Dinner
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Late Night Menu
11:00 pm – midnight, Bar Service

Reservations: Visit or call 202.386.9200.

Questions about this event? Contact us at or by phone at 202-829-0436.

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