Explore the history of President Lincoln’s Cottage and reflect on the impact of brave ideas on our lives today. It’s common for visitors to feel a stronger connection to the history surrounding the site and leave changed from their experience here. Learn more about our exhibits and purchase your tickets.
President Lincoln’s Cottage has opened Reflections on Grief and Child Loss, a first of its kind exhibit that bridges the Lincolns’ experience of the death of their children with modern families whose children have died inexplicably or from illness, disease, physical and gun violence. The exhibit will identify themes and ideas to bring light to the experience of child loss across time and experience and will remain open for at least two years.
Meetings at the Cottage were often impromptu and informal, and Lincoln was known to greet guests while wearing carpet slippers. An original pair of Lincoln’s own slippers is on public display at President Lincoln’s Cottage; the slippers are on loan from the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont, OH.
*Space is limited to allow space for social distancing and reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. Please arrive at your scheduled time as that is the only way to ensure entry into the Cottage.
9:30 am – 10:15 am
10: 30 am – 11:15 am
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm