President Lincoln's Cottage

Published in Historical Attractions
President Lincoln's Cottage


Address

140 Rock Creek Church Road, NW, Washington D.C. 20011

Transportation

car, metro, bus, bike, taxi

METRO Rail

    

The Georgia Avenue/Petworth Metro Station (Green & Yellow Lines) is 0.8 miles downhill from Eagle Gate and is the closest metro station to President Lincoln’s Cottage. The station is located at the intersection of Georgia Avenue, New Hampshire Avenue, and Rock Creek Church Road, NW. From the Metro exit, walk to Rock Creek Church Road, and then head northeast along Rock Creek Church Road for approximately 0.8 miles. Turn right into the gates at the intersection of Upshur Street and Rock Creek Church Road

 

Phone

(202) 829-0436

Website

http://lincolncottage.org

Amenities

      

 

Developed the Emancipation Proclamation while living in a Gothic Revival Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington, DC., President Lincoln's Cottage served as bookends for Civil War — he first visited the grounds three days after his inauguration and last rode out to the site the day before his assassination. While living at the Cottage for 13 months from June-November of 1862-1864, Lincoln regularly commuted to the White House. The Cottage opened to the public in 2008, and is run by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, non-profit organization, through an agreement with the Armed Forces Retirement Home.