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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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My wife I started our Washington D.C. visit at the Lincoln Cottage and it was a great place to start. I was looking for the burial location of my great great uncle that was killed... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Logansport, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My wife I started our Washington D.C. visit at the Lincoln Cottage and it was a great place to start. I was looking for the burial location of my great great uncle that was killed in the Civil War and is laid to rest in the National Cemetery next to Lincoln Cottage. By visiting the Cottage first and learning about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend this 1st class tour of Lincoln's Cottage. enjoyed the great experience. " A PLUS, 5 STARS & TWO THUMBS UP ".

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Massena, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in a residential area but easy to find on the GPS. I anticipated this tour for a few years and am thrilled I made it happen. Our guide was so knowledgeable giving not only the pertinent facts but also back stories as well. It was easy to picture President Lincoln in this setting seeking solace away from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I am a Civil War and Abraham Lincoln buff and have had the privilege of taking my three grandsons on Civil War trips the past 5 years. This year we visited 4 N. VA battlefields and spent 2 days in DC. The highlight was the visit to the cottage for me. The tour was excellent and helped you see why... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Lincoln Cottage is rarely on the top 5 of tourist destinations in DC but it should be! The Lincoln Memorial pays solemn tribute to Lincoln, but if you want to see where he lived, and how he lived, and where he did some of his most important writing, the Lincoln Cottage is the place to go. Our guide was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

While the cottage is very sparsely furnished, the docents are knowledgeable and passionate about Lincoln's life. The tour is very well done and very interesting. The Visitor's Center has a wonderful museum with artifacts and stories about the life of Abe Lincoln. This place is a hiddent gem in Washington that most tourists don't know about. You will definitely enjoy... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have lived in VA my whole life and didn't know it existed until I saw an online coupon. Well-worth the tour, which is informative and well-done. Nice gift shop too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I'm glad my friend and I made time for this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable but ready to find out more if there was a question she didn't know the answer to, and the hiuse was very interesting and very well-preserved! It's one of the more expensive sites to visit--$15--but worth it to go once.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My family and I went in January and had a good time. Although I had to be on a scooter because of a surgery. So I didn't take the stairs. I loved learning the history of the house and the president.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Gives a sense of the old Washington, as on a height looking down on the fetid swamp that was (is?) The Capitol area. Lincoln brought his family here for health and country air, I'd guess; he reputedly rode the 3 miles to work each AM, at one time being shot thru the hat by a rebel sniper. A movingly simple... More 

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Additional Information about President Lincoln's Cottage

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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