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“My grandkids loved this tour! A beautiful place.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln's Cottage
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$240.00*
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Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran
Ranked #51 of 418 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: 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.
Falls Church
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“My grandkids loved this tour! A beautiful place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is a little difficult to find, make sure to use GPS. Well worth the drive out, it is located in a beautiful location. The guides are knowledgeable and very family friendly. My grandkids had many questions and all questions were answered. I learned many facts about Lincoln, I don't remember learning during my school years. Fantastic place to visit and enjoy!!

Visited June 2014
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Brewton, Al
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Interesting stories”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

This has potential, but it's not there yet. You basically visit an empty house. The guide does tell good stories and there are recordings of stories or voices from the past in each room. There is a lot of standing.it was good, but I was a little disappointed. The grounds of the Veteran's home were beautiful. The walk to the subway was through a not so great area.

Visited June 2014
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Powder Springs, Georgia
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“Lincoln's Summer Home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Lucky enough to be on site when a tour began. The volunteer had a wealth of information to share based on records retained since the 1860's. Being in the rooms occupied by this great president was a glimpse of history.

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Nanci S
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home
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“Worth in a sunny day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

You will enjoy Lincoln cottage only if you are interested in 16th President's life.
It's nice walking around and getting a glimpse of the Capitol and Washington Monument down the hill, imaging to be in the middle of the 18th century and not in a Washington suburban area in 2014.
Enthusiastic staff is really a plus.

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Francesco M
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texas
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“Lincoln's Legacy at Lincoln's Cottage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

A beautiful serene and tranquil site brimming with history! I was humbled by the cemetery, amazed with the museum exhibit and engaged during the tour. An off the beaten path historic site that is intimate enough so that each visitor is treated special. Great gift shop for the Lincoln enthusiast and super books for young readers. Bring your camera, sit and meditate on the grounds and reflect on this wonderful legacy. The current exhibit on modern day slavery reminds us how ugly a stain slavery will forever be unless we act now as so many others have done so in the past.

Visited May 2014
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