Tip of the Week: Public Transit and Driving Directions

Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation, bike, and/or walk to the site.  The closest metro station is Georgia Avenue/Petworth (Green & Yellow lines) approximately 1 mile from the Eagle Gate entrance to the Armed Forces Retirement Home campus, on which President Lincoln’s Cottage is located.

For more information on taking the metro or bus to the site, or for detailed driving directions, see the “DIRECTIONS” page under the “VISIT” section of our website.


We rent a parking lot from the Armed Forces Retirement Home for our visitors’ use while visiting the Cottage.   There is no charge to visitors for parking.  The AFRH security guards can point you in the direction of the parking lot.  Signs identify the parking lot and direct you back to the Visitor Education Center where all tours begin.

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