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

#OTD in 1863 Lincoln issued the #EmancipationProclamation, the culmination of the work on emancipation policy he did her...
01/01/2021

#OTD in 1863 Lincoln issued the #EmancipationProclamation, the culmination of the work on emancipation policy he did here at the Cottage. We vow to continue Lincoln's fight for freedom in 2021, no matter the obstacles. Happy New Year!

Across the country, churches celebrate Watch Night, a commemoration the anticipation felt on December 31, 1862, the nigh...
01/01/2021

Across the country, churches celebrate Watch Night, a commemoration the anticipation felt on December 31, 1862, the night before the Emancipation Proclamation was enacted. This is a Heard & Mosely illustration of African Americans waiting for the Proclamation courtesy of the Library of Congress. #OTD

In 2021, we vow to continue building upon Lincoln's brave ideas to improve our community, our country, and our world in ...
12/31/2020

In 2021, we vow to continue building upon Lincoln's brave ideas to improve our community, our country, and our world in the face of great difficulties. There are only hours left to help us reach our goal: https://www.lincolncottage.org/donate/

Whether educating the next generation to pick up the 'unfinished work' of democracy, or preserving this historic home to...
12/31/2020

Whether educating the next generation to pick up the 'unfinished work' of democracy, or preserving this historic home to inspire visitors - we are keeping Lincoln's brave ideas alive. Your support makes this possible. Today is the last day to give in 2020: https://www.lincolncottage.org/donate/

Today, on #NationalHeroDay, we celebrate the #heroes who inspire and motivate us. Our store is filled with items to help...
12/29/2020

Today, on #NationalHeroDay, we celebrate the #heroes who inspire and motivate us. Our store is filled with items to help you carry the strength of your hero with you e.g., a Harriet Tubman shirt, handmade Marie Curie and Frederick Douglass string dolls, and Lincoln and RBG earrings. Contact [email protected] for more information or to place an order.

2020 has been a year of tumult and uncertainty. As we look towards 2021, we renew our commitment to be a beacon of hope ...
12/28/2020

2020 has been a year of tumult and uncertainty. As we look towards 2021, we renew our commitment to be a beacon of hope to our community with the support of our friends and generous donors. Please help us continue this work into a new year: https://www.lincolncottage.org/donate/

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, and happy holidays to you all!  We are looking forward to a brighter 2021, an...
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, and happy holidays to you all! We are looking forward to a brighter 2021, and are grateful for our friends near and far.

This year we have met the challenges of 2020 head on, offering programs focused on leadership & healing, scholarship aim...
12/21/2020

This year we have met the challenges of 2020 head on, offering programs focused on leadership & healing, scholarship aimed to further our democracy, and educational programs that inspire. Your support helps make this possible. Link to donate: https://www.lincolncottage.org/donate/

Big news: our CEO & Executive Director Erin Carlson Mast has announced she is leaving the Cottage in January to take the...
12/17/2020
Ms. Erin Carlson Mast to Step Down as CEO & Executive Director of President Lincoln's Cottage - President Lincoln's Cottage | A Home for Brave Ideas

Big news: our CEO & Executive Director Erin Carlson Mast has announced she is leaving the Cottage in January to take the helm as President & CEO of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation in Illinois. “Erin’s determination, creativity and integrity have been key to the growth and development of the Cottage over the course of the last 10 years,” said Rick Murphy, Chairman of the Board of Director, echoing the sentiments of the staff and other board members. Read the full departure announcement here: https://www.lincolncottage.org/departurenotice/

Ms. Erin Carlson Mast announced that she will be stepping down as CEO and Executive Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage effective January 8, 2021, to take the helm as President and CEO of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation in Illinois. The announcement follows Mast’s exempla...

12/17/2020

Yesterday’s snow as captured by @queerpotus. 🎩
#snowday #dcmuseum #lincolnscottage #snowyday #dcwinter #2020vision

Reflections on Grief and Child Loss is now open at the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. It is a groundbreaking ...
12/15/2020

Reflections on Grief and Child Loss is now open at the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. It is a groundbreaking exhibit that draws on the experience of the Lincolns grieving at the Cottage after losing a child prematurely for the second time and shares modern stories of loss. Reserve a ticket here: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015683/selfguided-experience-of-president-lincolns-cottage-washington-president-lincolns-cottage-at-the-soldiershome. We are open every day except Tuesdays. 🎩
#childlossawareness #childloss #grief #griefjourney #memorial #healing #peace

#OTD in 1863 the Lincoln family visited Ford's Theatre to see James H. Hackett play Falstaff in Henry IV. Want to learn ...
12/14/2020
Lincoln & Shakespeare Quiz - President Lincoln's Cottage | A Home for Brave Ideas

#OTD in 1863 the Lincoln family visited Ford's Theatre to see James H. Hackett play Falstaff in Henry IV. Want to learn more about Lincoln's interest in #Shakespeare? Test your knowledge and take our quiz: https://www.lincolncottage.org/lincoln-shakespeare-quiz/

Abraham Lincoln was well-versed in Shakespeare. Are you? Test your knowledge of the Bard by identifying the source of some of Lincoln’s favorite Shakespearean passages. Create your own user feedback survey For more, please see Berkelman, Robert. “Lincoln’s Interest in Shakespeare.” Shakespea...

12/11/2020

We are finishing installation of our groundbreaking exhibit, Reflections on Grief and Child Loss, today. It opens tomorrow at the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center and can be seen as part of out self-guided tour: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015683/selfguided-experience-of-president-lincolns-cottage-washington-president-lincolns-cottage-at-the-soldiershome . The Lincolns moved to the Cottage after the death of Willie in search of quiet. The exhibit will connect the Lincoln family’s grief with the experience of modern families mourning the loss of children. We hope you’ll visit and help us remember. 🎩

Today we are honoring #UniversalHumanRightsDay by highlighting a few items from our store. Written partly here at the Co...
12/10/2020

Today we are honoring #UniversalHumanRightsDay by highlighting a few items from our store. Written partly here at the Cottage, our copy of the Emancipation Proclamation is a pocket version of the 1863 executive order. Support creators in Thailand as well as honor an advocate for human rights with our handmade Rosa Parks string doll. Pick up stylish socks that also contribute to endeavors to end violence against women, as every woman deserves the right to be safe. Looking for ways to help create a more just world? Pick up a copy of Practical Equality, one of our Store favorites. Order by noon tomorrow to receive any of these gifts before the holidays. Email [email protected] for more info or to place an order.

Today is #HumanRightsDay. Here is a #TBT to when the Dalia Lama visited with the dedicated young abolitionists in our St...
12/10/2020

Today is #HumanRightsDay. Here is a #TBT to when the Dalia Lama visited with the dedicated young abolitionists in our Students Opposing Slavery program, #onthisday four years ago in India. We admire all the young people leading the fight against injustice!

12/10/2020

Place an order from our store by tomorrow at noon to ensure your gift arrives in time for the holidays: https://www.lincolncottagestore.com/. Support the museum when you bestow one of our beautiful, unique gifts!

Need some fun socks to celebrate #NationalSockDay? From RBG pride, to nature designs, Equalitea, and designs that suppor...
12/04/2020

Need some fun socks to celebrate #NationalSockDay? From RBG pride, to nature designs, Equalitea, and designs that support nonprofits, we've got your feet covered! Shop in store or contact our store manager at [email protected] for more information. 🎩 🧦
#sockday #sockittome #museumshop #museumstore #supportmuseums #shoplocal

THANK YOU FRIENDS! You enabled us to reach our #GivingTuesday goal to help with our preservation and programming. Your s...
12/02/2020

THANK YOU FRIENDS! You enabled us to reach our #GivingTuesday goal to help with our preservation and programming. Your support throughout this difficult year has been very much appreciated by all of us at President Lincoln's Cottage. We are lucky and grateful.

Our brand new website is LIVE at www.lincolncottage.org.  Thanks to @ThePunchTeam for a beautiful job and excellent proj...
12/01/2020

Our brand new website is LIVE at www.lincolncottage.org. Thanks to @ThePunchTeam for a beautiful job and excellent project management. We have loved working with you guys! #NewWebsite #DCHouseMuseum #ThePunchTeam

11/30/2020

As part of #CyberMonday, we are offering 15% off of our new activity packages, Social Studies in a Box. These provide at-home programming that encourages the development of social and emotional intelligence through games, interactive play, and stories.
Create quality time with your children without the prep work.

Details:
- Choose from 5 different boxes with 5 different books
- Materials included to be shared between at least two children
- Shipping included

Go to our website: https://www.lincolncottagestore.com/

11/29/2020

Tomorrow is #CyberMonday and we are offering 15% off items purchased from our new online store: https://www.lincolncottagestore.com/. Stay tuned for a promo code tomorrow morning!

#OTD in 1861 Joshua F. Speed and wife (pictured) were among the guests invited to a Thanksgiving dinner at White House.
11/28/2020

#OTD in 1861 Joshua F. Speed and wife (pictured) were among the guests invited to a Thanksgiving dinner at White House.

It was while he was living at the Cottage in August of 1863 that Lincoln named "a day of Thanksgiving and Praise.”  In t...
11/26/2020

It was while he was living at the Cottage in August of 1863 that Lincoln named "a day of Thanksgiving and Praise.” In the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln wanted us to pause and give thanks for our blessings. In the midst of today's crisis, we heed his advice. Happy Thanksgiving!

#OTD in 1862, the President and Mrs. Lincoln spent the afternoon visiting local hospitals.(Library of Congress photograp...
11/25/2020

#OTD in 1862, the President and Mrs. Lincoln spent the afternoon visiting local hospitals.
(Library of Congress photograph of a Civil War hospital interior)

What do YOU love about America? We are highlighting our store items that might help you answer that question. For more i...
11/25/2020

What do YOU love about America? We are highlighting our store items that might help you answer that question. For more info on any of these items, email [email protected]. Meanwhile, leave a comment about what you love and what you fight for. #WhatDoYouLoveAboutAmericaDay

What do YOU love about America? We are highlighting some of our store items that might help you answer that question. Pe...
11/25/2020

What do YOU love about America? We are highlighting some of our store items that might help you answer that question. Perhaps you are passionate about your civic rights, such as those granted in the Bill of Rights and explored in What Can a Citizen Do? Or maybe you want to celebrate the hard-fought freedoms represented by a morse code bracelet or our signature Lady Liberty ornament. You might feel, as we do, that the fight continues, and want to show your commitment by picking up a Fight bracelet. We encourage you to share with us in the comments what you love and what you fight for. For more information on any of these items, email our store manager at [email protected]. #WhatDoYouLoveAboutAmericaDay

November is #NationalCaregiversMonth, and we are highlighting gifts from our store that show our appreciation for caregi...
11/23/2020

November is #NationalCaregiversMonth, and we are highlighting gifts from our store that show our appreciation for caregivers: A fill in the blank I Love You Dad book lets you tell your father figure exactly why he's so special. Our beautiful Mom, Grandpa, and Grandma books are perfect for those want a special way to let their caregiver know they matter. We believe LGBT families should also have ways to celebrate their caregivers, and are proud to carry the book Stella Brings the Family. Finally, for any and all caregivers who fall out of traditional labels, why not add your recognition to the book, Why You're So Amazing? To learn more about these gifts and to place an order, please contact our store manager at [email protected].

November is #NationalCaregiversMonth, and we are highlighting gifts from our store that show our appreciation for caregi...
11/23/2020

November is #NationalCaregiversMonth, and we are highlighting gifts from our store that show our appreciation for caregivers. To learn about these gifts or to place an order, please contact our store manager at [email protected].

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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One of my all-time favorite places, and looking for a new Executive Director! Can you imagine what a wondrous dream job that would be? If I was 20 years younger . . .
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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