President Lincoln's Cottage

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140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20011 140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest, Washington Directions
Today 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Closed All Hours
+12028290436
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Looking to add some more culture into your life? Check out Washington's President Lincoln's Cottage, DC. Expand your knowledge of various cultures at President Lincoln's Cottage, an exciting and highly rated establishment.

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    10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Mon-Sat
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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Report | 24 days ago
Tour was a wonderful experience. Our tourguide was very knowledgeable about Lincoln and made the hour tour of the cottage interesting and entertaining. Everyone should visit. If you buy a Groupon for this, though, read the directions on the groupon. Call the phone number provided and make reservations for the tour as soon as you can. Don't just show up.
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Report | 25 days ago
Great tour! Did not know the Cottage existed so was a true learning experience!
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Report | 25 days ago
It was an awesome experience. The guide was so knowledgeable and at easy! She brought history to life for us! Wow, just wow!
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Report | a month ago
Great tour!
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Report | a month ago
Really enjoyed the tour.
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Report | a month ago
It is not very big but the grounds are really pretty. Museum is unusual since there is not a lot of furniture but they told a lot of great stories about Lincoln.
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Report | a month ago
This was an interactive tour with a guide, video, and audio recording. While the house is barely furnished, the tour is interesting & informative.
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Report | a month ago
Great little house and museum. My kids loved it too. Figure about two hours or so tips for the tour, exhibit and gift shop. However, you can also walk the grounds a little, and there is the firs veterans cemetery there as well.
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Report | a month ago
I really loved all the stories about the President! It was really personal. The tour guide was great and engaging.
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It was pretty empty but it is still very beautiful!
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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. 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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10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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