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President Lincoln's Cottage

History Museum
Petworth, Washington
  • Has a stamp of approval from Washington Post and Travel + Leisure
    • Washington Post
    • Travel + Leisure
  • Washington Post
    "his term and drafted the Emancipation Proclamation."(5 Tips)
    Laura R.
    "cottage and the scope of the Civil War"(2 Tips)
    Theodore K.
    "copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Honest Abe"(2 Tips)
    Sidney C.
    "Cottage tours are $15."(3 Tips)
16 Tips and reviews
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  • Aditya A.
    Aditya AmbadkarDecember 24, 2015
    I would call in ahead for reservations. Very nice place
  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WojdowskiFebruary 13, 2015
    Fascinating and beautiful place missed by most tourists. History right next door to me and I missed it for 7 years! You won't be disappointed by the insights you gain into Lincoln's life.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SotnikovaDecember 29, 2014
    Dissapointing: An empty reconstructed house, no details or features of historic interest. Some audio recordings. Why would anyone pay 15$ for this, if you can read the same information on Wikipedia.
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostAugust 29, 2014
    History buffs and Lincoln enthusiasts will enjoy learning about the home where the former president spent a quarter of his term and drafted the Emancipation Proclamation. Read more
  • Tina A.
    Tina AtwellJuly 12, 2014
    Awesome place to visit!
  • Sidney C.
    Sidney ChunOctober 10, 2013
    Museum portion is free. Cottage tours are $15.
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KimFebruary 14, 2013
    Highlight: They have a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Honest Abe himself. It's one of only 40-something copies ever made. Don't miss it.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJanuary 4, 2013
    Now a museum, the hilltop mansion was Honest Abe's summer White House, where he drafted the Emancipation Proclamation and coordinated much of the North’s military deployment during the Civil War.
  • Jock
    JockDecember 27, 2012
    Born and raised in D.C., amazed that this historical site passed me by. See the movie Lincoln!!!
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 20, 2012
    Though it was his sanctuary, Pres. Lincoln made major decisions and developed the Emancipation Proclamation while at the cottage. 50% discount on general public tours for National Trust members.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RenengerSeptember 16, 2011
    GREAT tour! Guide was amazing and full of knowledge about Lincoln, the cottage and the scope of the Civil War as it unfolded during his residency here at the cottage.
  • DC Preservation League
    In the summer of 1862, Lincoln wrote his second draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. The cottage was built in 1842-43, according to the plans of John Skirving.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BarkerApril 14, 2011
    Attend author of Manhunt, James Swanson's lecture. Saw flag stOned with Lincolnshire blood. Offered to take for dry cleaning. They said no.
  • Enoch E.
    Enoch EL-ShameshMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    converting Raw files .....
  • Enoch E.
    Enoch EL-ShameshMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Hanging with wifey
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    :: ɖʝ ɛąཞɬɧ 1ŋɛ ::August 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    I'm on neighbor status!
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