Tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage
DC/SLA members and guests are invited to join the Military
Librarians’ Group of DC/SLA for a tour of President Lincoln’s
Cottage located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in
northwest Washington, DC. Renovation on the Cottage was recently
completed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, making this
site available to visitors for the first time. Abraham Lincoln and his
family lived at the cottage for a quarter of his presidency-from June to
November of 1862, 1863 and 1864. Walking in his footsteps, visitors gain
insights into the crucial decisions made while living in this country
retreat, the “Camp David” of those days.
The cottage grounds are lovely, so weather permitting, consider coming
early and enjoying a picnic lunch before your tour. Families are
welcome, but the tour is not recommended for very young children.
Stairways in the house are quite narrow and the cottage is not
handicapped accessible, so the tour may also be difficult for those with
WHEN: Sunday, May 3, 2009
Tours start at 12:30, 1:00, and 1:30 (each tour is limited to 20
WHERE: President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home
Eagle Gate Entrance
Corner of Rock Creek Church Road and Upshur Street, NW
(GPS or Google map users enter 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW to get
close to Eagle Gate)
METRO to Georgia Avenue/Petworth (Yellow and Green lines) is about a 1
mile walk from Eagle Gate
COST: The cost of the tour is $12 for all participants. Family and
friends are welcome!
REGISTRATION: Please RSVP by close of business Friday, May 1. The size
of each tour group is limited, so it is important that we know how many
people to expect.
RSVP to Deborah Keller at [log in to unmask] or
Payment via PayPal is preferred. Please link to PayPal through the
event announcement at
arrangements with Deborah Keller at the time of your RSVP if you need to
use an alternate payment method.