Programs For Educators

President Lincoln’s Cottage offers on campus workshops for educators and frequently collaborates with other historic sites and museums to offer additional workshop and training opportunities.

Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows

The Civil War Washington Museum Consortium, including President Lincoln’s Cottage, Ford’s Theatre Society, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, and Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, offers week-long, summer workshops for educators. These workshops provide a place-based approach to exploring Washington during the Civil War as teachers spend time at each participating site, discover Civil War neighborhoods through walking tours, and leave with an array of resources to use in their classrooms.

Applications are due April 4, 2014. For information on dates, pricing, applications, and more, click here.

Living Lincoln: A Workshop for Teachers

During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln developed a unique leadership style that continues to resonate with today’s leaders. In Living Lincoln: A Workshop for Teachers, a museum educator facilitates an interactive workshop for school leaders that uses Lincoln’s pragmatic style as a model for helping students develop the skills they need to be effective leaders. In this workshop, educators receive a customized tour of the Cottage, a resource packet of reflection activities and lesson plans, and an introduction to Lincoln’s Toughest Decisions: Debating Emancipation.

This program lasts approximately 1.5 hours and is available for $15 per person, with a minimum of 10 teachers. For more information on this program, please contact

Reservations: Advance reservations required at least three weeks prior to visit. Non-refundable deposit required when reservation is confirmed. Make reservations here.

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