My neighborhood ladies tour group did a tour of Lincoln's Cottage on October 19, 2012. This hour long tour was different than most historic houses because there is no furniture or art in the cottage. So instead of spending the tour looking at "this painting by XXX" or this "sofa from 1860" the tour focused on actual conversations Lincoln had with people while at the cottage or on his thoughts as he worked on the Emancipation Proclamation as well as on the events occuring at that time in the CIvil War. Our tour guide, Michele, was 5 star. She was very thoughtful and insightful in her presentation of Lincoln, both as a man and as President. It was a very different type of tour and our group thoroughly enjoyed it. The Visitor's Center had one of the original signed Emancipation Proclamations on display as well as other displays pertaining to Lincoln's Presidency. This was a fascinating look at Lincoln.