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President Lincoln's Cottage

140 Rock Creek Church Road NW and Upshur Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-8400
+1 202-829-0436
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Known as the "Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation". The Cottage is where Lincoln lived with his family at the height of the Civil War. The Cottage is located on a picturesque hilltop in Northwest Washington, DC. Opened to the public for the first time in 2008 after being restored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Cottage is the only designated National Monument in DC and the only National Monument in the country that is operated by a non-profit. Guided tours of the Cottage focus on Lincoln's ideas and offer visitors an intimate view of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and private life. Visitors are also invited to browse exhibits in the adjacent Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. Tickets are required for entry to the Cottage, and advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Weekend tours often sell out completely.
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140 Rock Creek Church Road NW and Upshur Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-8400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit for a few hours and it is truly a hidden gem in the busy city. The house with so much history can be fascinating to anyone. The guided tour was informational. We only waited for about an hour to get on...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Taylor, our tour guide, was amazing. She was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide... she made as feel as if she personally knew Lincoln. Our group throughly enjoyed the tour and are so glad we visited Lincoln’s Cottage! Bravo Taylor!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had advanced reservations and got there just in time to sign in and begin an intimate guided tour with only a few other people in our group. Our guide was an enthusiastic graduate student of history who did her best to communicate to us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very unique tour of President Lincoln's cottage. This is definitely not in the main DC list of tours, but this is a must for anyone who admires or studies Abraham Lincoln. There are only scheduled tours and the ice-breaker at the beginning...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most visitors will spend their time at the usual spots and attractions in the District. Lincoln's Cottage is a little off the beaten path, but very worthwhile. We wanted to learn more about Lincoln's time here and were richly rewarded learning a great deal. Guides...More

Thank Levannah
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I didn’t realize this summer home was in DC. It was a wonderful, interesting visit to this historic place. The small tour is excellent, led by a historian with a sense of humor. If you like history, the development of the area as a home...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Just when you think you’ve been to most of the museums in the DC area, a new one pops up. Opened in 2008, I had not heard about President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the “Old Soldiers Home” on Rock Creek Church Park. The...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Great find while visiting somewhere different while in DC. The tour of the house takes about an hour. There is a small visitors center to tour. We had a very enthusiastic and knowledge tour guide. His name was Curtis. There is plenty of free parking...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

A simple and bucolic setting right in the middle of Washington DC. Lincoln's cabin is a must visit for any true fan of Lincoln history. You can almost imagine the great President roaming to meadows and grassy hills of DC before its population explosion.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I had a nice time here. Booked my tour through TripAdvisor. The guide was very informative and the tour took maybe an hour. Nice place to visit and hear stories of Abraham Lincoln.. It was a real privilege

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RobynD804
7 April 2017|
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Response from SuzeePee | Reviewed this property |
To see the house, you have to be on a tour, which takes about an hour (although with questions, can run a bit longer). The visitor's center has a few small exhibits and a gift shop. Two hours will do it. It's a fantastic... More
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LoyalCubsFan
19 October 2016|
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Response from Maura K | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot is very close to the Visitors Center, where you are required to start. Then you must cross the street and walk a short distance to see the cottage. You do have to walk up one flight of stairs inside; if that... More
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wikibaby
26 December 2015|
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Response from dcr1837 | Reviewed this property |
Yes: you can buy ahead - and pay a service fee for the convenience; or you can buy them onsite.
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