President Lincoln's Cottage

140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, DC 20011


Museum Website

President Lincoln's Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House. Located on an uplifting hilltop in Northwest Washington, D.C., the Cottage is where Lincoln lived for over a quarter of his presidency and made some of his most critical decisions. ​

The site offers an intimate view of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and private life, and new perspectives on the influential ideas Lincoln developed while living there. Through multimedia-enhanced guided tours, innovative programs and exhibits, visitors experience a tangible connection to Lincoln’s legacy in this historic setting.

President Lincoln’s Cottage is leased by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated by President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home. ​

Entry to the Cottage is by guided tour. Grounds Passes allow visitors to venture beyond the National Monument, providing access to more than 100 acres of walking paths, fields, and vistas at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, known as Soldiers’ Home in Lincoln’s time.​