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President Lincoln's Cottage, Washington DC

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Immerse yourself in American history at President Lincoln's Cottage, where Abraham Lincoln lived with his family at the height of the Civil War and where he drafted the Emancipation Proclamation. Admission is by guided tour only and includes five rooms of the Gothic revival-style building. The cottage itself is sparsely furnished, but information provided by docents about Lincoln's ideas, presidency, and private life makes it easy to imagine the iconic leader in these surroundings. Historical prints, photographs, and artifacts help to fill in the blanks. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended, especially if you plan to visit on a weekend. Photography is not permitted inside the cottage or visitor center. Put President Lincoln's Cottage into our Washington DC family vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Washington DC.
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  • I am so glad my husband and I decided to visit here! We bought our tickets in advance as they suggest, and we put 140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW into our GPS. Once you pass the gate and tell the attendan...  read more »
  • I generally look at the “terrible” Tripadvisor ratings to get a contrary view. You can't please everybody, but eighty-six percent of reviewers (as of September 28, 2016 gave it an “excellent” or “very...  read more »
  • This is a lovely quiet place to visit. Easy to imagine why the president spent time here. Our tour guide often made it feel as tho we had gone back in time to the civil war as he described life of the...  read more »
  • Since you can't just stroll into the White House (much like you could in Lincoln's day), the Soldier's Home and cottage is the closest most people get to feeling close to our 16th president. So many important decisions were made here, not least among which was the Emancipation Proclamation, which he drafted here. It's a special place that is definitely worth the entry fee.
  • This was an amazing tour. I loved the personal touch and also the use of technology working together. Brittany gave me my tour and she was outstanding !!! I'm going back to learn even more the second time. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
  • Marvelous guided tour of President Lincoln's Cottage on Tuesday. "A museum of ideas and grand thoughts/plans" this is a hidden gem. Our guide was informative and entertaining, at ease in answering questions thrown at him! Obviously this docent has found his true calling. His knowledge and enthusiasm are admired.
  • Outstanding but little-visited site in north DC. Very informative one-hour tour. Make a tour reservation on line. Highly recommended.
  • Have to pay for tour to see house and cannot wander around campus but very interesting and not well known place
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