Visitor Guidelines

All tours of the Cottage begin in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. While you’re here, please note the following:

-photography is not permitted in the interiors of the Cottage or the Visitor Education Center

-food and beverages may only be consumed in the Museum Store, in the Atrium of the Visitor Education Center, and in the picnic area behind the Visitor Education Center

-sitting or climbing on the sculpture of President Lincoln and his horse is not permitted

Additionally, please respect the privacy of the residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Keep to the landscape and walkway immediately surrounding the Cottage and the Visitor Education Center (see map below).

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