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September 21, 2019
From: 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

During the Civil War, the Lincoln family called the Cottage home. This year we welcome everyone back "home" to join us for a full day of racing and family fun activities at Homecoming on Saturday, September 21, 2019!

WHEN: Saturday, September 21

WHERE: President Lincoln’s Cottage | Entrance: 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington DC 20011 | Click here for directions.


  • 7:30 AM - Freedom 5K registration opens
  • 8:30 AM - Yoga Provided by Lighthouse Yoga
  • 9 AM- The day kicks off with our annual Freedom 5K race. **Please note you must register for the race separately. Register to run the Freedom 5K here.
  • 10 AM - Tot Dash: 100-foot Tot Dash for FREE following the 5K race. Register below.
  • 10 AM - 3 PM: Homecoming continues with Family Day activities, FREE for all:
    • Explore a Civil War Encampment: Visit the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers, better known as the Bucktails, who served as Lincoln's personal guards.
    • Pony Rides: It's no secret Tad Lincoln loved keeping pets on the grounds. Don't let this chance slip by to ride a pony on Lincoln's front lawn.
    • Arts and Crafts: Make cards for veterans and those in need, craft your family tree, and create your own top hat!
    • Picnic on the Grounds: Enjoy delicious food from our on-site vendors Old Smokey Bar-B-Que (selling pulled pork, smoked chicken, mac 'n' cheese, hot dogs and more), or pack your own picnic and enjoy lunch at the picnic tables or on the spacious South Lawn.
    • Story hour, music, and more!

Tour the Cottage: Take a guided tour of the Lincoln family's seasonal retreat. Regular ticket prices apply; visit our tickets page to purchase in advance. The first tour begins at 11 AM; last tour at 2 PM.

*Cottage tours are not included in Homecoming activities. If you would like to take a tour of the Cottage, we strongly recommend purchasing Cottage Tour Tickets in advance. Regular ticket prices apply.

Event Location

President Lincoln's Cottage
140 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW,
Washington, DC 20011


202.829.0436 ext 0 or info () lincolncottage ! org

Admission: Free


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