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Guided Tour and Cafe Drinks for 2, 4, or 10 at President Lincoln's Cottage (Up to 47% Off)

President Lincoln's Cottage

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Multimedia-rich guided tours through 34-room house built in 1842; museum exhibits on Civil War, slavery, and life of President Lincoln

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Expiration varies. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservations required. Tours not available on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Day. Private tour limited to 10 or fewer visitors. Private tour offered between 9:30 am and 4 pm Mon-Sat and 10:30 am and 4 pm Sunday. Two- and four-person tours offered on the hour between 10 am and 3 pm Mon-Sat and 11 am and 3 pm Sunday. Private 10-person tour offer expires December 31, 2014. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $39 for two adult admissions for a guided cottage tour, two beverages at the cafe, and a holiday ornament ($57.35 value)
  • $48 for four adult admissions for a guided cottage tour, four beverages at the cafe, and a holiday ornament ($90.75 value)
  • $235 for a private guided cottage tour for up to 10 with behind-the-scenes experience, up to 10 beverages at the cafe, and a holiday ornament ($340.95 value)

Currently, President Lincoln's Cottage features originALs: The Albert Nelson See Diary, an exhibit featuring the Civil War journal and personal effects of a member of Lincoln's presidential guard. Click to see the full list of current exhibits. The private tour includes a stop in the Mary Lincoln room, which is not ordinarily open to tours.

President Lincoln's Cottage

Many of the rooms in President Lincoln's Cottage resound with the voices of Lincoln and his houseguests, in the form of actor-interpreted recordings broadcast through audio speakers. Though not all rooms are accessible to the public, daily tours through this Gothic Revival home use interactive multimedia to tell the stories of Abraham Lincoln's ideas, struggles in passing emancipation, and family during the three summers they spent here during the Civil War. Knowledgeable guides divulge facts about the president's meditations and meetings, often tailoring tours to their areas of personal expertise, such as war or politics. They showcase video screens populated by images about Lincoln's life, and a replica of the president's desk scrawled with the words "Log Cabins 4eva." Guides also invite visitors to engage in conversation throughout the tour while welcoming them to sit on furniture.

The adjacent Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, built in 1905 and restored as a LEED-certified building, houses a range of both permanent and temporary exhibits. Visitors engage with interactive displays, photos, and manuscripts revealing the presidential Cabinet's feelings on emancipation, life in Washington DC during the Civil War, and the president's role as commander in chief. The cottage also hosts a lecture series with guests that have included historians, Lincoln experts, and an artist who sculpted a life-size statue of the president and his horse, which today stands watch over the cottage.


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96% of 1,507 customers recommend

  • “Beautiful setting and engaging tour. Great stories. Length of tour was perfect.”

  • “it was a very enjoyable tour and very informative. the guides are very good. They really know the history of the place and of the President.”

  • “It was a wonderful experience, and Ms. Music was agreat guide!”

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    President Lincoln's Cottage

    140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest

    Washington, DC 20011

    +12028290436

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