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President Lincoln's Cottage 


Saturday September 29, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

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President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home  
Approximate address: 300 Randolph Street, NW

Entrance to the Cottage is at the Randolph Street Gate, located at the intersection of Rock Creek Church Road and Randolph Street, NW.

Parking is available on a first come, first served basis.

Metro: The Georgia Ave/Petworth station (Green and Yellow lines) is .5 miles away. The H8 bus line has a stop a block away from the Randolph Street Gate.



Family Day 2012 

Join President Lincoln's Cottage on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln family's first season at the Soldiers' Home. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the Lincolns' Cottage as they once did through an array of activities and demonstrations. Perfect for family members of all ages!

    Observe a Civil War Encampment: View the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers, better known as the Bucktails, who served as Lincoln's personal guards. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Make Your Own Lincoln Top Hat: Discover the secrets Lincoln held in his top hat and make your own! 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    View The Emancipation Proclamation: A rare, signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation will be on display, starting September 22. 9:30 am  - 4:30 pm
    Listen to Traditional Tunes: Listen to the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices perform a variety of Civil War-era African-American songs and spoken word, including spirituals, shouts, hollers, songs of struggle and freedom, field calls, planting songs, and others. 1:30 - 2:00 pm and 2:30 - 3:00 pm
    Play at the Petting Zoo: Ride ponies, chase peacocks, and play with the animals at a petting zoo with Tad Lincon's favorite pets. Pony rides are first come, first served. 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Enjoy a Picnic: Local vendors will be on site selling fresh food, or pack your own picnic and enjoy the ample space on the grounds. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Tour The Cottage: First tour - 10:00 am, last tour - 3:00 pm / regular price

Family Day activities, sponsored by President Lincoln's Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home, are FREE and open to the public. Reservations are requested but not required.

****If you would like to take a tour of the Cottage, we strongly recommend purchasing Cottage Tour Tickets in advance. Click here to purchase.