In-person Tour: President Lincoln’s Cottage

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Join us for an exclusive tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage where Lincoln made nation-changing decisions about the Union, freedom, and the presidency—most notably when he developed the Emancipation Proclamation.

This 1.5-hour guided tour, led by senior preservationist Jeffrey Larry, will include the stories of Lincoln’s experience on the grounds of the 250-acre Armed Forces Retirement Home campus in Northwest Washington, DC, along with special insights about the architecture and preservation of the site.

Health and Safety Guidelines:

By registering for this tour, you acknowledge and agree to adhere to the Cottage’s Visitor Guidelines.

Presented by:

Jeffrey Larry, Senior Preservationist

Mr. Larry joined the staff at President Lincoln’s Cottage as Preservation Manager in January 2008. He started his career as sole-proprietor of a restoration business in Burlington, Vermont soon after receiving a BA in Historic Preservation from Mary Washington College in 1996. After moving to Washington, DC, he completed projects on several local historic homes and sites, including the Decatur House and the south porch of The Old Naval Hospital, a building commissioned by Abraham Lincoln in 1864 to be the District’s first naval hospital.

About President Lincoln’s Cottage:

President Lincoln’s Cottage is a historic site and museum situated on a beautiful campus in Northwest Washington, DC. Opened to the public in 2008, we bring President Lincoln’s nation-changing story to life through innovative guided tours, engaging exhibits, and interactive programs.

For more than a quarter of his presidency, Abraham Lincoln lived at what we now call President Lincoln’s Cottage. Here he made some of his most critical decisions about freedom, the Union, and the presidency. Lincoln’s experiences at the Cottage provided him and those he influenced with new and diverse perspectives on issues of freedom, justice, and humility.

This program is presented in association with Presidential Houses, an exhibition on view at the District Architecture Center from January 18 to March 23, 2022.