It was interesting to picture President Lincoln at the summer cottage (a medium large house) at this military retirement home/grounds. Even tough the cottage allowed him to get away from the heat and stench of the city, the President would have daily seen the cemetery where military people were being buried - casualties from the civil war. The grounds are lovely and the house is interesting. Retired military continue to live at this extensive property. The tour guide was very enthusiastic but most suited for a group of fourth graders. The statue in front of the cottage of President Lincoln and his horse Bob were life size. You must purchase a ticket in advance or take your chances the day you want a tour. An interesting gift shop and some hand's on exhibits for the youngsters.