Lincoln Cottage

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Want to see what living in the Lincoln household was like outside of his stay in the White House? Take a tour of President lincoln’s Cottage located near the Georgia Ave/Petworth metro stop. President Lincoln and his family resided at the Cottage from June-November 1862-64. It was a place where the President could reflect and work while the Civil War raged on throughout the country.

Admission to the Cottage is through a guided tour only, so buy your tickets here. Tours run for about an hour and include battlefield imagery, so it’s recommended for children 6 and over, accompanied by an adult. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $5 for children between the ages of 6-12, $6 for members, $8 for Girl Scouts and $10 for Active Duty Military personnel.

To learn more about what you will experience there, take a look at their Visitors Information. While touring the Cottage, stop by the Robert H. Smith Education Center to view other exhibits and a chance to find some unique gifts at the Muesum store.

Hours of Operation:

Monday- Saturday
Visitor Center: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Cottage Tours: First tour at 10am, Last tour at 3pm

Visitor Center: 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Cottage Tours: First Tour at 12pm, Last tour at 4PM
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

Enjoy your visit! -Jonathan, Innkeeper

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