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President Lincoln's Cottage

Upshur Street Northwest & Rock Creek Church Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20011, USA

President Lincoln's Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, Lincoln and his family resided here from June - November of 1862, 1863 and 1864. The president commuted daily by horseback or carriage 3 miles from the Soldiers' Home to the White House. It was during his first season at the Soldiers' Home that he created his revolutionary policy of emancipation. This National Monument was opened to the public for the first time in February 2008 after being restored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, non-profit organization. Today President Lincoln's Cottage gives Americans an intimate, never-before-seen view of Abraham Lincoln's presidency and family life.


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Lincoln Cottage is located at the intersection of Rock Creek Church Road at Upshur Street on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) in Northwest D.C.

Visitor Services

Cottage Tours, Visitor Education Center with exhibit galleries and museum store, public rest rooms, handicapped access, gift shop, site available for private rentals.

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Admission Fee

Adult $15.00, Children (6-12) $5.00


Visitor Center: Monday - Saturday 9:30AM - 4:30PM, Sunday 10:30AM - 4:30PM



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