If you are looking for something to do in Washington, how about checking out a Presidential cottage experience?
President Lincoln lived in the Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home (140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW Washington DC) from June-November of 1862, 1863 and 1864.
The tourist attraction is best known for being the place where Lincoln resided when he drafted the first version of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Since the Cottage opened to the public in 2008, tens of thousands of visitors have engaged in conversations through through the innovative guided tours that are provided on-site. The house was originally designed by architect John Skirving in the Gothic-Revival style popularized by A.J. Downing.
Designated a National Monument by President Clinton in 2000, President Lincoln’s Cottage served as Lincoln’s family residence for a quarter of his presidency and is where he was living when he developed his Emancipation Proclamation. President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in northwest Washington, DC.
The adjacent Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center features galleries, an interactive exhibit and a Museum Store.
General Admission Tickets: $15 Adults, $5 Children (ages 6-12), $7.50 Members, $12.50 Active Duty Military. Advanced purchase is strongly recommended. Picnic tables on grounds. Free parking.
For more information, visit LincolnCottage.org