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DC’s Newest National Monument: President Lincoln's Cottage

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DC’s Newest National Monument: President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, DC

Courtesy of President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldier's Home

On February 19, 2008, President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home opens to the public. President Clinton designated the site as a national monument in 2000 and after undergoing a $15 million renovation and restoration it is ready to open its doors.

Lincoln’s Cottage was actually the Lincoln family residence for a quarter of his presidency, with the family residing at this seasonal retreat from June to November of 1862, 1863 and 1864. Today it offers intimate family life details of one of the US's greatest presidents.

Location: President Lincoln's Cottage is located on the Armed Forces Retirement Home campus in Washington, D.C. The entrance to the AFRH is the Eagle Gate at Rock Creek Church Road NW and Upshur Street NW, 20011.

Tour Schedule: Monday - Saturday: Tours every hour, beginning at 10 a.m with the last tour at 3 p.m. Sunday: Tours every hour, beginning at 12 noon, last tour at 3 p.m.

Visitor Center Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Admission: Adults: $12, Children (6-12): $5, National Trust (NTHP)members: $8. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Go to www.lincolncottage.com or call 202-829-0436 for more information.

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