Today marks the 3rd year President Lincoln’s Cottage has been open to the public! On February 18, 2008, Presidents Day, the Cottage opened its doors for the first time to people from around the country. It’s hard to believe that such a historically significant place was hidden for so many years. Aside from the White House, the Cottage is the most important historic site directly related to Lincoln’s presidency. There are very few authentic Lincoln sites, therefore, walking through the Cottage is literally like walking in the footsteps of our great 16th President.
Since our opening three years ago, the Cottage has grown tremendously. We welcomed more school groups last year than any year before and we are already on our way to surpassing those numbers in 2011. Our Cottage Conversation lecture series has also taken off. We have sold out all three programs this spring season and look forward to welcoming a new season of historians and lecturers starting in September.
President Lincoln’s Cottage is open every day of the week (we’re only closed three days a year!) so we invite you to bring your family and friends and visit the site as a guest of the President!