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President Lincoln's Cottage

History Museum · Petworth
140 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW (Upshur Street NW), Washington, D.C. 20011, United States
Closed until 9:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 9:30 AM–4:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–4:30 PM
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    "Emancipation Proclamation and coordinated much of the North’s"(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)
    "footsteps on a guided tour"(4 Tips)
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  • Travelzoo

    #Travelzoo Deal: Walk in President Abraham Lincoln's footsteps on a guided tour of his Gothic Revival cottage, and save up to 50% on regular prices. Purchase by: 9/23/16 Read more

    Travelzoo · 3 weeks ago
  • Jaime W.

    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.

    Jaime Wojdowski · February 13
  • Anna S.

    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.

    Anna Sotnikova · December 29, 2014
  • Washington Post

    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

    Washington Post · August 29, 2014
  • Tina A.

    Awesome place to visit!

    Tina Atwell · July 12, 2014
  • Sidney C.

    Museum portion is free. Cottage tours are $15.

    Sidney Chun · October 10, 2013
  • Theodore K.

    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.

    Theodore Kim · February 14, 2013
  • Travel + Leisure

    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.

    Travel + Leisure · January 4, 2013
  • Jock

    Born and raised in D.C., amazed that this historical site passed me by. See the movie Lincoln!!!

    Jock · December 27, 2012
  • Saving Places

    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.

    Saving Places · April 20, 2012
  • Laura R.

    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.

    Laura Renenger · September 16, 2011
  • 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.

    DC Preservation League · August 8, 2011
  • Scott B.

    Attend author of Manhunt, James Swanson's lecture. Saw flag stOned with Lincolnshire blood. Offered to take for dry cleaning. They said no.

    Scott Barker · April 14, 2011
  • Enoch E.

    converting Raw files .....

    Enoch EL-Shamesh · March 27, 2011
  • Enoch E.

    Hanging with wifey

    Enoch EL-Shamesh · March 20, 2011
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    I'm on neighbor status!


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