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 Open 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 | 3 months ago
We had an incredibly articulate and prepared guide, which made the tour very enjoyable.
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Friendly engaging staff
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Awesome
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A hidden gem in a city of historical significance. The tour guide did a fantastic job.
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Report | 4 months ago
Staff is great. Setting is lovely. Presentation is very good. Gift shop was fun.
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Report | 4 months ago
Our tour guide was terrific - smart, personable, and brought history to life. We learned a lot.
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Report | 4 months ago
I never knew this existed let alone the actual location. A lot of history can be learned here.
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Report | 4 months ago
It was a nice tour. Just mostly history, not really much to see.
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Report | 4 months ago
One of the best tours at a cultural heritage site in D.C. that I've been on!
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Wonderful tour, very educational and interactive.
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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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