Mapquest Discover: Touring Lincoln's D.C.


Mapquest-LincolnsDC“Using an award-winning app to combine audio recordings of Lincoln’s comments with period illustrations and photographs flashed on computer screens, the guides emphasize the history that happened in the house. Lincoln wrote much of the Emancipation Proclamation at the cottage and from its windows he watched soldiers’ burials (each week 30 plus were interred at the site’s cemetery). When you walk up the stairs, you are encouraged to run your hand along the same banister that Lincoln did. On the lawn outside, stand next to the life-sized statue of Lincoln and in the visitor center, peruse exhibits about Lincoln, slavery, and the Civil War.”

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