President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln's Cottage The Cottage was Abraham Lincoln's summer home during his presidency. The Lincoln family resided here from June to November of 1862, 1863 and 1864.
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President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home is an independent 501(c)(3) charity that operates President Lincoln's Cottage.

President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home is an independent 501(c)(3) charity that operates President Lincoln's Cottage.

Mission: Reveal the true Lincoln and continue the fight for freedom

Operating as usual

This is a photo taken by our friend and neighbor George L. Wellman of the grave of James E. Hackett, a civilian who was ...
11/19/2020

This is a photo taken by our friend and neighbor George L. Wellman of the grave of James E. Hackett, a civilian who was killed during the Civil War #OTD in 1863 (the day that Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address). The grave can be found in the military cemetery by the Cottage in Section D, Marker 5434.

Thanks to everyone who shopped with us at @StrathmoreArts’s Virtual Museum Shop Holiday Market! We’ll be shipping your i...
11/19/2020

Thanks to everyone who shopped with us at @StrathmoreArts’s Virtual Museum Shop Holiday Market! We’ll be shipping your items soon. We ❤️ our community.
P.S. If you missed the market but still want some museum-shop holiday gifts, check out our online store: https://www.lincolncottagestore.com/

#OTD in 1863, Abraham Lincoln made a promise. Today we vow to uphold it. #GettysburgAddress
11/19/2020

#OTD in 1863, Abraham Lincoln made a promise. Today we vow to uphold it. #GettysburgAddress

ONE MORE DAY to enter our #QandAbe Season 3 giveaway! Write us a review on your favorite podcast app before midnight tom...
11/17/2020

ONE MORE DAY to enter our #QandAbe Season 3 giveaway! Write us a review on your favorite podcast app before midnight tomorrow, and then email us confirming your review at [email protected] for a chance to win one of our delightful Cottage candles.

Did you love #QandAbe Season 3? Enter the Season 3 Giveaway for a chance to win one of our delicious custom candles made...
11/16/2020

Did you love #QandAbe Season 3? Enter the Season 3 Giveaway for a chance to win one of our delicious custom candles made by Handmade Habitat.

Here's how to enter:

1. Leave us a review on your favorite podcast app
2. Email us confirming your review at [email protected]

Please enter by this Wednesday (November 18th) at 11:59pm. Please submit your entry using the best email address to reach you.

It’s I Love to Write Day!  Get inspired by an item from our store. Email lshaw@lincolncottage.org for more info or to pl...
11/15/2020

It’s I Love to Write Day! Get inspired by an item from our store. Email [email protected] for more info or to place an order 🎩.
#ilovetowriteday #writersofig #museumshop #museumstore

Strathmore
11/12/2020

Strathmore

Museum Shop Holiday Market is OPEN!! Shop now through November 18 at strathmore-museum-shop-holiday-market.mybigcommerce.com.

With free shipping and daily specials, you can find unique and handmade gifts for everyone on your list. Everything is shipped out at the close of the market and fan favorites may run out fast, so if you see something you like don't be afraid to claim it. Take a look at some of our favorite finds below!

Featuring unique gifts from the shops at Brookside Gardens, Montgomery Parks, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, International Spy Museum, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Museum of the Bible, National Building Museum, The Phillips Collection, President Lincoln's Cottage, Strathmore, Supreme Court Historical Society, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, and Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

Want to put your gardening skills to a good cause? Join Senior Preservationist @preserveandrestore on our magnificent gr...
11/12/2020

Want to put your gardening skills to a good cause? Join Senior Preservationist @preserveandrestore on our magnificent grounds the morning of November 21st (9am-12pm) to help prepare for the changing of the seasons. Email [email protected] to volunteer. 🎩
#landscapebeautifucationday #landscape #landscapedesign #dcevents #volunteer

Yesterday we celebrated Veterans Day. These gifts from our museum shop commemorate Veterans and make for wonderful holid...
11/12/2020

Yesterday we celebrated Veterans Day. These gifts from our museum shop commemorate Veterans and make for wonderful holiday gifts:

Our brand new vintage postcards show what President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home (then the Soldiers’ Home) looked like in 1895. Want to imagine what a soldier’s life was like when Lincoln lived here? Three Miles from Providence is the fictional account of a soldier who guarded Lincoln during the Civil War. The War for the Common Soldier gives insight into the lives of Civil War soldiers, and Marching Home delves into the struggles of Union soldiers when the war was over.

Email [email protected] for more or to place an order.🎩

#veteransday #museumshop #museumstore #holidaygifts

It’s here! Visit our online “booth” at @StrathmoreArts’s Virtual Museum Shop Holiday Market through November 18 to find ...
11/11/2020

It’s here! Visit our online “booth” at @StrathmoreArts’s Virtual Museum Shop Holiday Market through November 18 to find great gifts for everyone on your list (with free shipping!). Plus, feel good knowing that each purchase supports local cultural nonprofits: https://strathmore-museum-shop-holiday-market.mybigcommerce.com/

We are privileged to share a campus with so many kind and heroic veterans (a few of whom are pictured here). Today we ho...
11/11/2020

We are privileged to share a campus with so many kind and heroic veterans (a few of whom are pictured here). Today we honor them and thank them for their service.

It’s almost here! Starting this Wednesday, November 11, we’ll be at @StrathmoreArts’s Virtual Museum Shop Holiday Market...
11/09/2020

It’s almost here! Starting this Wednesday, November 11, we’ll be at @StrathmoreArts’s Virtual Museum Shop Holiday Market along with the best area museum and cultural shops. Shop for gifts and support great nonprofits at the same time!

Here’s a peek at some of the gifts we’ll have for sale. strathmore.org/shop 🎩

#museumshop #holidayshopping #museumstore #strathmoreholidays

11/09/2020

Today it will be 77 degrees in Washington, but #OTD in 1862 Lincoln wired Mary, who was visiting Boston, that it had grown cold and asked permission to move out of the Cottage and return their household to the White House.

Onward! 🎩#lookingtolincoln #election2020
11/07/2020

Onward! 🎩
#lookingtolincoln #election2020

There are still a few hours left to VOTE! Have you voted yet? 🎩 🗳 #lookingtolincoln #election2020 #vote2020 #vote
11/03/2020

There are still a few hours left to VOTE! Have you voted yet? 🎩 🗳
#lookingtolincoln #election2020 #vote2020 #vote

TODAY IS THE DAY. Honor Lincoln’s legacy by casting your vote in the #election2020. 🎩*This quote is commonly attributed ...
11/03/2020

TODAY IS THE DAY. Honor Lincoln’s legacy by casting your vote in the #election2020. 🎩
*This quote is commonly attributed to Lincoln.
#lookingtolincoln #election #vote #vote2020

In our latest episode of #QandAbe, “Did Lincoln ever worry he was unqualified to be president?” we took a look at how se...
11/02/2020

In our latest episode of #QandAbe, “Did Lincoln ever worry he was unqualified to be president?” we took a look at how self-doubt might have affected the 16th president. Interested in taking a wider look at this topic? Our museum shop is an excellent place to start. Congressman Lincoln sheds light on Lincoln’s single term as a Whig representative in the U.S. House. Lincoln’s 100 Days recounts a critical period in Lincoln’s presidency. For those looking to help nurture leadership today, Do Listen and Building Everday Leadership in All Teens (and All Children) provide excellent tips for how to cultivate much needed skills in young people. Email our store manager at [email protected] to schedule an appointment to shop in our store or to place an order. 🎩
#museumshop #museumpodcast #selfdoubt #selfconfidence #abrahamlincoln #museumstore

Think before you vote now as in 1864!  #election2020
11/02/2020

Think before you vote now as in 1864! #election2020

Concerned about an inconclusive election night? Constitutional law expert Robert Tsai addresses historical precedents an...
11/02/2020

Concerned about an inconclusive election night? Constitutional law expert Robert Tsai addresses historical precedents and potential outcomes in this piece: https://www.bu.edu/articles/2020/what-if-there-is-no-winner-on-election-night-constitutional-expert-explains/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=link&utm_content=opinion&utm_campaign=social_experts We were fortunate to have Mr. Tsai speak at our 2019 Lincoln Ideas Forum along with other experts on #VotingRignts. Watch the full program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QLtOy5A1nY #LincolnIdeas

#LookingtoLincoln with one day to go until #election2020. Now more than ever, we remember that 'the ballot is stronger t...
11/02/2020

#LookingtoLincoln with one day to go until #election2020. Now more than ever, we remember that 'the ballot is stronger than the bullet,’ a phrase commonly attributed to Lincoln (but probably a paraphrase). If you haven’t already, GO VOTE!!! 🎩 🗳
#vote #vote2020 #election #democracy

Happy Halloween friends! 🎩 🎃
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween friends! 🎩 🎃

Our own Lydia is bagging candy for the no contact socially distant Petworth Halloween parade tomorrow organized by @petw...
10/30/2020

Our own Lydia is bagging candy for the no contact socially distant Petworth Halloween parade tomorrow organized by @petworthdcnews. We are proud to be sponsors of the event... 🎩 🍭
#halloween #petworth #community #halloweenathome #halloweenparade

We hope you’re enjoying the last days of #NationalBookMonth and that you've managed to find some time to curl up with yo...
10/29/2020

We hope you’re enjoying the last days of #NationalBookMonth and that you've managed to find some time to curl up with your favorite book. Need something new to read? We recommend one of our favorites: Three Miles from Providence is a fictional account of Lincoln’s life at the Old Soldiers’ Home; Lincoln and the Indians is a fascinating look at a side of Lincoln's presidency that is often overlooked; Slavery by Another Name is a timely work which dispels the notion that slavery ended with the 13th amendment; and if you are looking for a good overview of Lincoln’s life and character, Did Lincoln Own Slaves? is the perfect starting place. Contact [email protected] to place an order. 🎩
#books #museumshop #bookmonth #booklover #bookshop #bookrecommendations

With the #election2020 only five days away, we are thinking a lot about what best prepares someone to be president durin...
10/29/2020

With the #election2020 only five days away, we are thinking a lot about what best prepares someone to be president during a national crisis. In our latest #QandAbe episode, we examine a visitor question: "Did Lincoln ever worry he was unqualified to be president?" Hailing from humble beginnings and with the equivalent of a sixth-grade formal education, was Lincoln ever plagued by self-doubt? Listen to the episode on your favorite podcast app, then join us TODAY at 1pm as we explore presidential character with a panel of experts during our 2020 Lincoln Ideas Forum: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-lincoln-ideas-forum-presidential-character-tickets-124284186347

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY: we will be reopening the Cottage and Visitor Center for self-guided tours. Our interiors have been ...
10/28/2020

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY: we will be reopening the Cottage and Visitor Center for self-guided tours. Our interiors have been closed for 9 months. We can’t wait to welcome you back! 🎩
#reopening #museumstrong #socialdistancing #wearamask #timedtickets

Address

Upshur St NW At Rock Creek Church Rd NW
Washington D.C., DC
20011

Metro - Green or Yellow lines to Georgia/Petworth Metro Bus - H8 Bike Share - corner of New Hampshire Ave and Georgia Ave

General information

President Lincoln’s Cottage is an historic site and museum located in the Petworth neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C. President Lincoln’s Cottage first opened to the public in February 2008, after an eight-year capital restoration project under the auspices of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is the only place the public can experience the history of Abraham Lincoln’s public and private life where he lived and worked for over a quarter of his presidency. While in residence at the Cottage, Lincoln visited with wounded soldiers, spent time with self-emancipated men, women and children, and developed the Emancipation Proclamation. The human cost of the Civil War surrounded him, undoubtedly impacted his thinking, and strengthened his resolve to challenge the status quo. Through innovative guided tours, exhibits and programs, we use Lincoln’s example to inspire visitors to take their own path to greatness, and preserve this place as an authentic, tangible connection to the past and a beacon of hope for all who take up Lincoln’s unfinished work.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30
Thursday 09:30 - 16:30
Friday 09:30 - 16:30
Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
Sunday 09:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(202) 829-0436

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Please join Mary Lincoln's Coterie for our 1st Zoom book discussion on June 25th at 7pm central. We will be discussing the book "The Madness of Mary Lincoln" by Jason Emerson. Please note that you must register in advance to be part of the event, but registration is completely free! When: Jun 25, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpdOmqrj0oGdL5xIfq3ATCNjlH_4Msr-XX After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
Last year, my family had tickets for the last uniform review, for the Queens Birthday Parade at the Horse Guards. Down the street, is the memorial to President Lincoln, that has just been attacked by BLM. When we there, it was just past Memorial Day and we found flowers and a card Ensign John Davis Camp 10, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. "On behalf of the Sons of Union Veterans, I give this tribute, a symbol of an undying love for the comrades of the war"
We have had so much fun sharing our Lincoln episode for the TV series
We laid a wreath here in South Shields England on Wreaths Across America weekend, for Trooper William Hall, who carried President Lincoln across the road from Ford's theatre to the house where he later passed away. We've done this for several years now.
Those interested in the Dakota War of 1862 can view federal records associated at
We loved our visit here. It is easily accessible. Good parking. We highly recommend
I am interested in the assassination attempt on President Lincoln in August 1864. Do we know when, more specifically, or who? Thank you for your help!
I recommend President Lincoln's Cottage for interests in the American family systems for those who have been here since the colonial American era. Let's see more about the complexities of the United States as elections change for a little while in politics.
We had a great time at your open house yesterday! Thank you so much for hosting a wonderful event.
Visited here last year. Great personalized tour and stood in the room where President Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation!
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My thirteenth book was published on October 2, 2018: THE LAST WEEKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. I am hoping that this will be Lucky Thirteen. I have already done a radio interview about this book. This is what Publishers Weekly had to say about it: David Alan Johnson (Battle of Wills: Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and the Last Year of the Civil War) provides a different perspective on events known to those familiar with Lincoln. Some of the facts he includes, such as that Southern slaves joined the Confederate Army and that there was a suspected attempt on Lincoln’s life on board the River Queen en route back to Washington, will be new to many readers, but the book’s strength lies in the format: by going through Lincoln’s days in detail, it inevitably includes the prosaic as well as the historic. For example, in mid-March, an exhausted Lincoln decided that he needed two days in bed to regain his strength, and, on April 3, a conference he held with Ulysses Grant about postconflict planning was interrupted when one of Grant’s aides realized that 11-year-old Tad Lincoln needed lunch. Johnson makes Lincoln, and the events leading up to the end of the Civil War, both vivid and relatable; he describes the tragedy at Ford’s Theater initially from the vantage point of the audience before moving on to the perspective of those in Lincoln’s box. The end result is an accessible and fresh look at one of the most consequential periods in U.S. history. Publishers Weekly