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President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln lived in the Cottage at the Soldiers' Home from June-November of 1862, 1863 and 1864 - totaling one quarter of his presidency. He was living here when he drafted the preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation and deliberated critical issues of the Civil War
Since the Cottage opened to the public in 2008, tens of thousands of visitors have engaged in conversations on liberty, justice, and equality, through innovative guided tours, forward-thinking exhibits and quality educational programs.
The Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center features galleries, an interactive exhibit and a Museum Store. Hours of operation: Tours on the hour, 7 days a week. Visitor Center open 9:30am-4:30pm Mon-Sat, 10:30am-4:30pm Sunday. General Admission Tickets: $15 Adults, $5 Children (ages 6-12), $7.50 Members, $12.50 Active Duty Military. Advanced purchase is strongly recommended. Picnic tables on grounds. Free parking.
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Largest Meeting Room Details
Capacity, Banquet-style: 250
Capacity, Classroom-style: 25
Capacity, Theatre-style: 75
Meeting Space Details
Inside Reception Capacity: 350
Facility Amenities
ADA Compliant, Guided tours available, Motor Coach/Bus Parking, Private Tour, Non profit, ADA compliant
Rate Type
Attraction Rates
$13 to $30
Length of Tour
1-2 Hours
Distance to Metro
0.75 Miles
Membership Discounts, Military Discounts, Show Your Badge
Metro Station
Georgia Avenue-Petworth
Metro Line
Green, Yellow
Payment Options
American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Visa
Upshur St. NW at Rock Creek Church Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20011

(202) 829-0436 / (202) 829-0437 fax or info () lincolncottage ! org


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