President Lincoln's Cottage

140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW, Washington, DC








The Gothic Revival Style home and its surrounding campus was bought by the government in 1851 to make it a home for veterans. President Lincoln spent his summers at this residence and drafted the Emancipation Proclamation here. Additional presidents such as Rutherford B. Hayes and Chester A. Arthur also spent time during their presidencies at the home. President Lincoln’s Cottage is open for self-guided tours on the hour and half hour and this month’s theme is “A Good Deed in a Weary World.”


Hours: Sunday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm
Admission: $5, Free for furloughed government employees



Photo Credit: President Lincoln’s Cottage

Updated January 24, 2019

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