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President Lincoln's Cottage

140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest, Washington

Admission for One, Two, or Four Adults to President Lincoln's Cottage (Up to 51% Off)

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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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2 ratings2 reviews
March 27, 2020
The visit to President Lincoln's Cottage includes high quality exhibits in a visitors center and a tour of the Cottage by an expert guide. The Cottage does not have many furnishings, but the tour provides detailed information on President Lincoln and his family's time there.
Jilltop reviewer
23 ratings23 reviews
February 10, 2020
Beautifully restored building. Great your guide with interesting stories that brought the place alive. Really worthwhile.
Colleentop reviewer
9 ratings7 reviews
January 26, 2020
Wonderful gem in DC. The grounds are lovely and the tour of the cottage was informative and enjoyable.
1 ratings1 reviews
January 19, 2020
A real hidden gem! Lots of history and very informative tour guide.
Carlatop reviewer
7 ratings5 reviews
January 19, 2020
Guide was extremely knowledgeable as was the gift shop attendant. Very helpful and answered questions with enthusiasm! Definitely a must see!
Annmarietop reviewer
10 ratings7 reviews
January 18, 2020
Great place away from hectic DC. Very informative and interesting. Cameron was a great guide.
11 ratings4 reviews
January 4, 2020
Very knowledgeable and passionate guide.
Ricktop reviewer
7 ratings7 reviews
January 4, 2020
Great piece of Presidential history. Really the first Presidential retreat from busyness of Washington DC. Such great stories of the Lincolns and their time told through the house and grounds by the tour guides. A must for history buffs.
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About This Deal

  • See the opening hours
  • Not valid on November 12, 22–25, December 22–25, December 30–January 1, January 19–21, February 16–18, April 16, May 25–27, and June 1–2
  • Onsite cafeteria: yes, snacks and beverages are available in the Museum Store for purchase.
  • Picnic tables are available behind the Visitor Education Center
  • Transportation:
    • Free on-site parking
    • Closest metro station: Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro Station
    • Closest H8 Metro Bus stop: Rock Creek Church Rd NW and Upshur Street NW4
    • Bike rack is available behind the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Not valid on November 11, November 28-December 2, December 22-25, December 31-January 1, January 18, February 15-17. Not valid for school or group visit. Valid for individuals and families. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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. 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.