Tour leader: Museum staff
President Lincoln’s Cottage is a historic site and museum located in the Petworth neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC. 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 impacting his thinking, and strengthened his resolve to challenge the status quo. 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.
Please note: Participants will travel by bus to and from the site. The site is ADA compliant.
Limit 20 people. $20 members, $25 nonmembers