Start off the beaten track at President Lincoln’s Cottage, the Lincoln family’s escape from summertime heat from June-November in 1862, 1863 and 1864. Just three miles from the White House, this former “country home” is now open to the public and accessible by bus. Take the H8.
Zip back to Metro Center for lunch at the Occidental Grill & Seafood. The who’s who has dined here since 1906 and the walls are papered with signed portraits. A “Presidential” happy hour runs Monday-Friday, 2:30-6 pm.
Spend an evening at Ford’s Theatre. The famed theatre was the scene of President Lincoln’s assassination. Through February 23, the modern American musical “Violet” tells the tale of a young woman traveling across the South in the early 1960s.
Follow in Lincoln’s footsteps and check in, as he once did, to the grand Willard InterContinental Hotel. Honest Abe stayed here before his first inaugural 150 years ago. Ask the concierge to show you his original bill. It’s framed.