President Lincoln's Cottage 


Monday May 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

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President Lincoln's Cottage 
Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road, NW
Washington, DC 20011

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Memorial Day 2015

Commemorate Memorial Day with guided tours of the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home (USSAH) National Cemetery, the first National Cemetery created during the Civil War and the predecessor to Arlington National Cemetery. 

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home (USSAH) National Cemetery to remember our fallen soldiers. Sailors from the USS Abraham Lincoln will join us to participate in the ceremony. Then, enjoy the rare opportunity to take a guided historical tour of the USSAH National Cemetery (predecessor of Arlington National Cemetery). Tours of President Lincoln's Cottage will also be available from 10 am until 3 pm. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch so you can enjoy the beautiful grounds and cool breezes on this historic hilltop after your tours. Picnic tables and ample lawn space are open to the public.

Wreath Laying at the Cemetery
10:00 am. FREE. Meet at bandstand adjacent to Cottage at 9:30 am.

Cemetery Tours
10:45 am and 12:30 pm. FREE. Meet at bandstand adjacent to Cottage at 10:15 am and 12:00 pm.

Cottage Tours
On the hour. First tour - 10:00 am, last tour - 3:00 pm. Regular ticket costs apply. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended - visit to purchase.

Wreath laying ceremony and cemetery tours are FREE and open to the public. Reservations are requested.

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