President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home

Lincoln Cottage

140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington DC 20011

Lincoln and his family escaped the heat of the city and the White House, taking up residence here summers 1862–1864. It was hardly a retreat for the president, though, as he continued to shoulder the burdens of the war and personal grief here. A visitor center with interactive displays and exhibits of Lincoln items introduces the site.

Visitor center hours: Monday–Saturday 9:30 am–4:30 pm; Sunday 10:30 am–4:30 pm. $15/adult (online ticket purchase recommended).