President Lincoln's Cottage

140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20011 Directions
Today 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Closed All Hours
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Report | 4 days ago
Beautiful setting and engaging tour. Great stories. Length of tour was perfect.
Report | 4 days ago
The history lesson was amazing. It is a little out of Town.. We took the metro and city bus to get there. Easy access.
Report | 4 days ago
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.
Report | 18 days ago
It was a wonderful experience, and Ms. Music was agreat guide!
Report | 24 days ago
Guided tour took about 45 minutes then you were free to roam the grounds and enjoy the area on your own.
Report | 24 days ago
Great tour and guide.
Report | a month ago
it was very interesting. Tour well done. Well worth the trip....
Report | a month ago
Very interesting and informative tour. Everybody should go, not only to learn more about Lincoln but also to walk in the rooms that Lincoln once walked during the most historic time in US history. Looking forward to going back when it's not as cold. Kudos to the tour guide!
Report | a month ago
Take some time to explore the visitor center's exhibits either before or after the tour. They have a lot of additional interesting info.
Report | a month ago
Very interesting and great tour leader
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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, 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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