PAST EVENT: Family Day 2013

Join President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and enjoy these grounds as the Lincoln family did! Family members of all ages will enjoy the live entertainment and  activities inspired by the Lincoln family and their life at the Soldiers’ Home.

-Play with Tad’s favorite animals at the petting zoo, including peacocks, goats, geese, and ponies!
-Explore a Civil War encampment with demonstrations by the Bucktail soldiers, Lincoln’s Presidential guard
-Enjoy live performances! Hear Civil War-era tunes performed by the Parlor Strings and watch a military drill team
-Make your own top hat and create other crafts
-Try your hand at Civil War-era games
-FREED, the Female RE-Enactors of Distinction, share the experiences of African-American women of the Civil War
-Kent Boese, author of Park View, will host a book signing
Climb to the top of Sherman Tour and enjoy spectacular views of Washington, DC
-Local vendors will be on site selling fresh food, or pack your own picnic and enjoy lunch on the ample South Lawn or at the Visitor Education Center picnic tables
-Go on a guided tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage, the Lincoln family’s seasonal retreat *Regular ticket prices apply

Family Day activities, sponsored by President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home, are FREE unless otherwise noted. Reservations are requested but not required. Click HERE to register. Get more information HERE.

*If you would like to take a tour of the Cottage, we strongly recommend purchasing Cottage Tour Tickets in advance. Visit our TICKETS page to purchase online.

Ample free parking is available on the grounds. For directions, please view our Plan A Visit page.

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