President Lincoln's Cottage

Visitor Information

Intersection of Upshur St., NW and Rock Creek Church Rd., NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20011

Phone: 202-829-0436
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:30-4:30, Sunday 10:30-4:30

National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: Fifty percent discount on regular public tours: one adult for individual Members; two adults and all children under 18 years of age in the immediate family for all other Members. Discount does not apply to other programs and cannot be combined with other offers.

President's Lincoln Cottage

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, President Lincoln and his family resided here from June to November of 1862, 1863, and 1864. He made major decisions and developed the Emancipation Proclamation during the months spent at the Cottage.

After a $15 million restoration by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, President Lincoln's Cottage opened to the public for the first time in 2008.

President Lincoln’s Cottage, located on the Soldier’s Home in Washington, D.C., is owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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