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.
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.
Awesome place to visit!
Museum portion is free. Cottage tours are $15.
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.
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.
Born and raised in D.C., amazed that this historical site passed me by. See the movie Lincoln!!!
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.
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.
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.
Attend author of Manhunt, James Swanson's lecture. Saw flag stOned with Lincolnshire blood. Offered to take for dry cleaning. They said no.
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Hanging with wifey
I'm on neighbor status!