President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln's Cottage The Cottage was Abraham Lincoln's summer home during his presidency. The Lincoln family resided here
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If you missed the Cottage conversation last night between  and  on , there’s a link in our bio to watch it after the fac...
10/26/2023

If you missed the Cottage conversation last night between and on , there’s a link in our bio to watch it after the fact! 🎩

10/25/2023

Another sold out edition of the Two Faces comedy series at President Lincoln's Cottage!

The conversation between Judy Woodruff and Heather Cox Richardson filmed at the Cottage will air TONIGHT on the PBS News...
10/25/2023

The conversation between Judy Woodruff and Heather Cox Richardson filmed at the Cottage will air TONIGHT on the PBS NewsHour. It will "hit" at approximately 6:29pm EST.

You can also watch the broadcast on our YouTube Livestream in the 6p-7p EST hour:
https://www.youtube.com/user/PBSNewsHour

DON'T MISS OUT! In tomorrow's VIRTUAL Scholar Session, Dr. Stephen A. Goldman will discuss his new book, One More War to...
10/25/2023

DON'T MISS OUT! In tomorrow's VIRTUAL Scholar Session, Dr. Stephen A. Goldman will discuss his new book, One More War to Fight: Union Veterans' Battle for Equality through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Lost Cause, with Callie Hawkins CEO & Executive Director of President Lincoln's Cottage.

Link to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scholar-sessions-stephen-goldman-tickets-727622788347?aff=oddtdtcreator

(Note: Members at the $100 Level and Above get free access...email [email protected] if you are not a member and wish to become one)

Join us to discuss Dr. Goldman's new book "One More War to Fight"

  in 2016 President Lincoln's Cottage won a presidential medal for our Students Opposing Slavery (SOS) Program to combat...
10/24/2023

in 2016 President Lincoln's Cottage won a presidential medal for our Students Opposing Slavery (SOS) Program to combat human trafficking.

Pictured: SOS participants Daniel Becker, Courtney McCrimmon and Beatrice Greeson, and current and former President Lincoln Cottage CEOs Callie Hawkins and Erin Mast with Ambassador Coppedge receiving the award at the White House.

Congratulations to this   winner! This is the last week of the city-wide scavenger hunt. Find a banned book in our store...
10/24/2023

Congratulations to this winner! This is the last week of the city-wide scavenger hunt. Find a banned book in our store, post on social media, and keep it!

A Lego theme for  .  If you’re into building things— namely a great event and life together— we’ve got you covered with ...
10/18/2023

A Lego theme for . If you’re into building things— namely a great event and life together— we’ve got you covered with indoor and outdoor options. See our site rental link in our bio! 🎩
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What do a fossil hunter, a museum director, a firefighting go-go musician, a university president, and a famous DC resta...
10/12/2023

What do a fossil hunter, a museum director, a firefighting go-go musician, a university president, and a famous DC restaurateur have in common? The October Guest List among other things! Thank you Washingtonian for featuring our own Callie Hawkins with such an illustrious group! Check out the link tree in our bio for details. 🎩

After Heather Cox Richardson's interview with Judy Woodruff, she took a tour of the Cottage with our director Callie Haw...
10/11/2023

After Heather Cox Richardson's interview with Judy Woodruff, she took a tour of the Cottage with our director Callie Hawkins. It was a dream come true for Callie and the Cottage staff to have her here! 🎩

Behind the scenes with two legends, Judy Woodruff and Heather Cox Richardson, who discussed the state of our union today...
10/11/2023

Behind the scenes with two legends, Judy Woodruff and Heather Cox Richardson, who discussed the state of our union today in historical terms. We can’t wait to see the interview air on PBS NewsHour. It left us with perspective and hope! 🎩

Our first movie night of the season is tonight!  Join us for family activities beginning at 5:30pm. The Lego Movie start...
10/06/2023

Our first movie night of the season is tonight! Join us for family activities beginning at 5:30pm. The Lego Movie starts at 7pm sharp. Free registration link in bio. 🎩

Which of your teachers most impacted your life? Sharing this picture from our educator event at the  hosted with the Nat...
10/05/2023

Which of your teachers most impacted your life? Sharing this picture from our educator event at the hosted with the National Portrait Gallery and last weekend for . We loved analyzing art to consider history. It was a great discussion. As always, thanks teachers! 🎩🎩🎩

Planning a wedding?  Did you know we still have dates available for fall and spring 2024?  Thanks to  for sharing this w...
10/04/2023

Planning a wedding? Did you know we still have dates available for fall and spring 2024? Thanks to for sharing this winning DC wedding formula: 🍂Crisp Fall Air + 🎩 Historic Venue

Venue: Coordinator: Alesha
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Want free banned books? President Lincoln's Cottage is participating in the citywide   DC scavenger hunt, with books by ...
10/03/2023

Want free banned books? President Lincoln's Cottage is participating in the citywide DC scavenger hunt, with books by banned authors disguised in custom jackets by . Collect all 6 (the spines form a design)!

Our Director of Advancement Hannah Urrey planting the FINAL FLAG to complete the marking of our 2023   race (which will ...
09/14/2023

Our Director of Advancement Hannah Urrey planting the FINAL FLAG to complete the marking of our 2023 race (which will take place Saturday morning). Online registration is open til 8pm tonight at the link in our bio, or you can register morning of starting at 7:30am. 🎩🏃🏾🏃🏼‍♀️💨

Check out the latest   in Petworth News all about Saturday's Homecoming event:
09/14/2023

Check out the latest in Petworth News all about Saturday's Homecoming event:

As the newly appointed CEO and Executive Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage, I am delighted to invite you all to one of my favorite days of the year: our Cottage Homecoming on September 16th .

Yesterday’s goat shoot with  was a lot of fun. Stay tuned for a reel.  Meanwhile, don’t forget to register for our free ...
09/14/2023

Yesterday’s goat shoot with was a lot of fun. Stay tuned for a reel. Meanwhile, don’t forget to register for our free Family Day! You can also walk up!

Our team spotted some wildlife while marking the course for our  : fawns and wild turkeys. Register for the race from th...
09/13/2023

Our team spotted some wildlife while marking the course for our : fawns and wild turkeys. Register for the race from the Homecoming link in our bio. 🎩

Watch our final segment of our Homecoming preview with Gwen Tolbart FOX 5 DC of Fox 5 News DC, and don’t forget to join ...
09/13/2023

Watch our final segment of our Homecoming preview with Gwen Tolbart FOX 5 DC of Fox 5 News DC, and don’t forget to join the fun this Saturday: https://www.fox5dc.com/video/1278406

Watch the third segment of our Homecoming preview with Gwen Tolbart FOX 5 DC with Fox 5 News DC and some special four-le...
09/13/2023

Watch the third segment of our Homecoming preview with Gwen Tolbart FOX 5 DC with Fox 5 News DC and some special four-legged talent:

FOX 5’s Gwen Tolbart visited President Lincoln’s Cottage with a preview of the homecoming celebration!

Watch the second segment of our Homecoming preview with Gwen Tolbart FOX 5 DC of Fox 5 News DC:
09/13/2023

Watch the second segment of our Homecoming preview with Gwen Tolbart FOX 5 DC of Fox 5 News DC:

FOX 5’s Gwen Tolbart visited President Lincoln’s Cottage with a preview of the homecoming celebration!

Yesterday we had four segments on Fox 5 News DC previewing our upcoming Homecoming (9/16) with Gwen Tolbart FOX 5 DC. Wa...
09/13/2023

Yesterday we had four segments on Fox 5 News DC previewing our upcoming Homecoming (9/16) with Gwen Tolbart FOX 5 DC. Watch the first here:

FOX 5’s Gwen Tolbart visited President Lincoln’s Cottage with a preview of the homecoming celebration!

Raise the roooof!! Our new events manager Kyesse pictured with our partner at  (and Abe) preparing to raise the roof for...
09/01/2023

Raise the roooof!! Our new events manager Kyesse pictured with our partner at (and Abe) preparing to raise the roof for her first Cottage wedding. 🎩🎩

School has begun,   is around the corner, and we are looking forward to lots of beautiful autumn and winter weddings- li...
08/30/2023

School has begun, is around the corner, and we are looking forward to lots of beautiful autumn and winter weddings- like this one captured by . 🎩

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We are happy to share that the board of directors of President Lincoln’s Cottage has named Callie Hawkins as its new CEO...
08/29/2023

We are happy to share that the board of directors of President Lincoln’s Cottage has named Callie Hawkins as its new CEO and executive director. Callie has served the Cottage for 15 years, most recently as director of programming. “Callie prioritizes compassion, creativity, and a deep and abiding love for this place in everything she does,” said Rick Murphy, chair of the board. “We are proud and excited for the future of the Cottage under her capable leadership.”

We at the Cottage are all excited for this new chapter!

Read the announcement here: https://www.lincolncottage.org/callie-hawkins-announced-as-ceo-executive-director-of-president-lincolns-cottage/

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140 Rock Creek Church Road, NW, Washington
Washington D.C., DC
20011

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm

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(202) 829-0436

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National Wrestling Hall of Fame Executive Director Lee Roy Smith discussed Abraham Lincoln and other United States Presidents who wrestled during a recent episode of “Q & Abe” – a podcast that investigates real questions from visitors to President Lincoln's Cottage.

LISTEN -> https://www.lincolncottage.org/q-abe-episode-4-3/

Honored as an Outstanding American by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1992, Lincoln was a "catch as catch can" wrestler who was widely known for his wrestling skills and had only one recorded defeat in a dozen years.

MORE about Lincoln’s Cottage -> https://www.lincolncottage.org

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We currently have an animatronic Abraham Lincoln on display, whose mouth, eyes and arms move as it speaks, for approximately six minutes, about Lincoln’s early life and how he entered into politics.

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Lincoln is featured in our Presidential Grapplers interactive exhibit with eight other Presidents who wrestled.

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You can be whatever you desire in this sport because wrestling truly is for everyone!
Washington DC!
We are FINALLY heading back to our nation’s capitol for two shows at Bourbon and Bluegrass 2022 (May 21 & 22)!

This festival will be held at President Lincoln's Cottage, making it one of the most unique spots we’ve ever played. Hope to see you there!

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Presented by President Lincoln's Cottage
Lincoln used his daily commute through the heart of Civil War Washington as an opportunity to reflect on the challenges of his presidency and to learn from those he encountered along the way. In the Seventh Street Challenge, students trace Lincoln’s route from the White House, up the 7th Street Turnpike, and home to the Cottage – participating in scavenger-hunt-style challenges to find thematic objects within their own homes as they go – and build their own capacity for meaningful daily problem-solving.
Presented by Joan Cummins, Program Coordinator, President Lincoln's Cottage
Lincoln used his daily commute through the heart of Civil War Washington as an opportunity to reflect on the challenges of his presidency and to learn from those he encountered along the way. In the Seventh Street Challenge, students trace Lincoln’s route from the White House, up the 7th Street Turnpike, and home to the Cottage – participating in scavenger-hunt-style challenges to find thematic objects within their own homes as they go – and build their own capacity for meaningful daily problem-solving.
There are lots of ways to learn about the Commander in Chief in Washington, DC! Explore well-known spots like President's Park (White House) and George Washington's Mount Vernon along with hidden gems like President Lincoln's Cottage and the Washington National Cathedral (the final burial place of Woodrow Wilson). You can celebrate today’s with the three-day linked below.
We're gearing up for the Presidents' Day weekend with a virtual road trip featuring five National Trust Historic Sites with a connection to U.S. presidents or presidential history.

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
James Madison's Montpelier
President Lincoln's Cottage
Woodrow Wilson House
The White House Historical Association
Happy President Lincoln's Birthday 2022!! 🎩💪
This statue at President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C., shows President Abraham Lincoln and one of the many horses he used. Lincoln loved animals - he was fond of horses, adored his dog Fido at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, collected cats, and indulged his sons’ love of goats in the White House at President's Park (White House). One of these pets was even present for his funeral. While Lincoln had sold his Springfield horse Old Bob before moving to D.C., upon his body’s return for burial, the older horse, led by Rev. Henry Brown and decorated in black, followed the late president’s hearse in the funeral procession.

Image: Library of Congress
The challenge - something interesting and fun for a crew of hardy bikers, several of whom grew up in DC, lived her for many years or still live here. My friend Susan (center with one of her dogs) connected me with her family and I had the pleasure of taking this awesome crew for a long tour around DC. From President Lincoln's Cottage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to the original Lincoln Memorial, we blended some of the best of several of my favorite tours and it seems they did get to discover a lot of great new sights, history and new developments around DC.
"But she is still with us. We need her and yet we have her. We can't touch her, and yet we can feel her" -George H.W. Bush

October is Child Loss Awareness Month. Pauline Robinson Bush, daughter to George and Barbara Bush, passed away two months short of her fourth birthday after a tough battle with Leukemia. The trauma of child loss has shaped the Bush family and many alike.

President Lincoln's Cottage
James Monroe and his wife Elizabeth Kortright Monroe suffered the death of their toddler son James Spence Monroe on September 28, 1800. The following day, James Monroe wrote to his friend James Madison, and spoke of their devastation in the most poignant of Monroe’s surviving writings https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Madison/01-17-02-0264. The Monroes’ only son, James Spence may have used this crib, which is now on display at Highland. On Child Loss Awareness Day, we are joining our colleagues at President Lincoln's Cottage in

*Photograph by Gene Runion