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President Lincoln's Cottage

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Address: 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW and Upshur Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-8400
Phone Number: 202-829-0436
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Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: Known as the "Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation". The Cottage is...
Known as the "Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation". The Cottage is where Lincoln lived with his family at the height of the Civil War. The Cottage is located on a picturesque hilltop in Northwest Washington, DC. Opened to the public for the first time in 2008 after being restored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Cottage is the only designated National Monument in DC and the only National Monument in the country that is operated by a non-profit. Guided tours of the Cottage focus on Lincoln's ideas and offer visitors an intimate view of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and private life. Visitors are also invited to browse exhibits in the adjacent Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. Tickets are required for entry to the Cottage, and advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Weekend tours often sell out completely.
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The visit to the Lincoln Cottage was well worth the time and effort to get there. We've visited D.C. a number of times, but had never been here. Even though it is only a mere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The visit to the Lincoln Cottage was well worth the time and effort to get there. We've visited D.C. a number of times, but had never been here. Even though it is only a mere three miles from the White House, it feels like it is "out in the country." We understood perfectly why the Lincolns enjoyed the peace and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The tour of Lincoln's cottage gave an interesting insight into the man behind the marble statue. But, it was the passion and knowledge of our tour guide, Robert, that made the visit memorable. He knew all the stories, had lots of suggestions, and brought the visit to life.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I grew up in DC and have been to pretty much everything there is to see here. It was not until recently that I even heard of this place. Although I am not a history buff, The Cottage was of particular interest to me since I have been reading a lot about Abraham Lincoln recently and the Cottage is mentioned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was Camp David for President Lincoln and a few others, before there was a Camp David. It's a little-known attraction but a great one. The tour guide loves his job and has lots to share on all aspects of the buildings and grounds. The gift shop is fun too. It's not packed with recreations from the time period but... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was yet another view of Lincoln. It was also a reminder that without air conditioning, people would move out into the country. The cottage is a reasonable cab ride from the heart of DC.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The setting is magnificent and the bookstore has an excellent selection. It's wonderful to see the exterior of the cottage and what a relief from the heat of DC; however, the price is steep for the tour. The $15 charge is most probably because the museum is trying to increase their restoration funds I enjoyed our visit very much and... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Little do many of realize this was Lincoln's "Camp David" of the time. A beautifully restored home, and the tour guide we had, Brittany, was amazing! She told the story and we evisioned it!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Having made following the Lincoln trail one of the main themes of our American Road Trips whether it was on our Route 66 trip or the civil war battlefields we were keen to see Lincoln's 'Camp David'. It is true you may be disappointed if you are expecting to see a complete reproducion of the contents of the cottage but... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Lincolnphiles and history buffs alike should add this site to your must-see list. Visiting the cottage and grounds, at the Soldiers and Airmens Home on a high hill with a panoramic view of the the city is worth a stop alone. But the tour, so full of little-known historical and personal facts about President Lincoln and his family, is very... More 

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Higganum, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

An important Lincoln related site to visit. They try to tell the stories of how Lincoln's time there was so significant in dealing with the issues in the Country's dire time of need.

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Additional Information about President Lincoln's Cottage

Address: Address: 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW and Upshur Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-8400
Phone Number: 202-829-0436
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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