President Lincoln's Cottage


Saturday September 13, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

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President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home  
Approximate address: 140 Rock Creek Church Road, NW

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

Free parking on site. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis.

Metro: The Georgia Ave/Petworth station (Green and Yellow lines) is .8 miles away. The H8 bus line has a stop at the Eagle Gate.

Celebrate Family Day at President Lincoln's Cottage

Join President Lincoln’s Cottage, No Greater Sacrifice, and the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and enjoy these grounds as the Lincoln family did. Family members of all ages will enjoy the live entertainment and creative activities inspired by the Lincoln family and their life at the Soldiers’ Home!

    Explore 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
    Play at the Petting Zoo: Ride a pony, chase the peacocks, and play with animals at a petting zoo with Tad Lincoln's favorite pets. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
     Arts and Crafts: Make cards for veterans and create your own top hat! 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Picnic on the Grounds: Enjoy delicious food from our on-site vendors, or pack your own picnic and enjoy lunch at the picnic tables or on the ample South Lawn. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Live Music: Listen to the US Army  Brass Quintet. 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    Tour the Cottage: Take a guided tour of the Lincoln family's seasonal retreat! Regular ticket prices apply; visit to purchase.* First tour, 10:00 am; last tour, 3:00 pm.

*Cottage tours are not included in free Family Day activities. If you would like to take a tour of the Cottage, we strongly recommend purchasing Cottage Tour Tickets in advance. Regular ticket prices apply. Click here to purchase.

Family Day activities, sponsored by President Lincoln's Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home, are FREE unless otherwise noted, and are open to the public. Event program and schedule subject to change.

Reservations for Family Day activities are requested but not required. Click green button above to register.