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
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    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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Report | 3 hours ago
very interesting and informative
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Report | 6 days ago
The place is nice and has significant historical value, but unfortunately poorly managed. The personnel were rude and did not even know their own schedule...
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Report | 6 days ago
A very interested part of American History
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Report | 7 days ago
It was a great tour, and the docent was quite knowledgeable. I loved hearing about how Lincoln and his family used the various rooms.
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Report | 11 days ago
Phoebe, our guide, was very knowledgable about Lincoln, and she kept us entertained for the entire tour of the cottage. The visitor center employee was very friendly and professional. The cottage grounds are beautiful, and parking is free. Make sure you make reservations. Also, you will be standing a lot, so wear comfortable shoes. Loved it!
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Report | 16 days ago
What an incredible historical experience! The tour guide was fantastic; passionate, funny, and engaged the group to "think" and not just listen. Sorry but I can't remember the tour guide's name but I went on Feb 5 (2017 Super Bowl Sunday). Don't miss the "Cottage on the Hill" tour!
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Report | 21 days ago
A hidden gem in Washington, DC. Home to Lincoln, his wife Mary and their young son Tad for the summers and early falls of 1862-1864. Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation in this house. Reasonably priced, one hour guided tours give you the real essence of the man and the struggles he faced during his Presidency. Definitely GO!
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Report | 23 days ago
Though the grounds are beautiful and the outside of the house is well preserved, The house itself is empty and there's a lot of recorded re-enactments of Lincoln's most important verbal moments, which I personally found could have been more interesting in a video. The guide was very pleasant and professional..
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Report | a month ago
Wonderful guided tour. Our tour guide, Phoebe, was full of information and engaged interesting thought and discussion.
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Report | a month ago
The people who work here is what brings the experience up to 5 stars. They are so knowledgeable and absolutely light up when answering a question. Be sure to go to the gift shop-we spent 30 minutes talking to the gentleman there who had studied President Lincoln, his life and family. I've never had a better experience at a historical site! And all this without any furniture!
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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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