President Lincoln’s

We offer a variety of engaging exhibits and programs for learners of all ages.  Join us today.

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Signature Tours

Experience Lincoln’s private world in this award-winning, conversational, guided tour of the home where he changed the nation. Tours begin on the hour between 10am and 3pm and last approximately one hour. Taking a tour is the only way you can access the Cottage interior (unless registered for a program or event).

Open Daily 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Guided Tour Times







Lincoln’s Wild Home

Landscape Tour

On this self guided, app based tour you will explore 9 unique stops on the grounds of President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The entire tour including Stop 9 and returning to the Visitor Education Center covers about one and a half miles total. As you explore Lincoln’s Wild Home, you will be invited to interact with the landscape as he and the generations who lived on this land before him may have been inspired to do.

Visitor Education Center

Open daily 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Be sure to stop by our Visitor Education Center to see our exhibits and visit our museum shop. Admissions to the Visitor Education Center is free.

Tickets are always half-priced for members.
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What to Expect

We strive to create a thoughtful, inclusive environment that nurtures learning and inspires action. View our visitor guidelines to find answers to commonly asked questions and ensure that you arrive ready to have the best possible experience.