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Lincoln's Cottage: When An Entire Home Is A Memorial

[Photo by Ron Cogswell]

There are no shortage of memorials to Abraham Lincoln in D.C. ranging from the big, famous and regularly filmed to the smaller and controversial. There's also this one, his cottage at the Soldier's Home that acts as more of a museum than an outright memorial. The home was a spot where President Lincoln spent much of his time during the Civil War. He actually lived here between 1862-1864, commuting to the White House and developed the Emancipation Proclamation within these walls. It also acted as a summer home for the Lincoln family and later for Presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and Chester Arthur. The cottage became a landmark and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the 1970s, but President Bill Clinton actually deemed it a national monument in 2000. It's been open for visitors since 2008.
· President Lincoln's Cottage At The Soldier's Home [Official Site]
· President Lincoln's Cottage At The Soldier's Home [Wikipedia]
· All Hidden Memorials [CDC]

Soldier's Home

3700 N. Capitol St. NW , Washington D.C., D.C. 20011-8400