President Lincoln's Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, Lincoln and his family resided here from June - November of 1862, 1863 and 1864. The president commuted daily by horseback or carriage 3 miles from the Soldiers' Home to the White House. It was during his first season at the Soldiers' Home that he created his revolutionary policy of emancipation. This National Monument was opened to the public for the first time in February 2008 after being restored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, non-profit organization. Today President Lincoln's Cottage gives Americans an intimate, never-before-seen view of Abraham Lincoln's presidency and family life.
Washington, DC | Located just two blocks from the White House, the present church is a reproduction of the original church where President Lincoln and his family regularly attended services beginning in 1861.
Silver Springs, Maryland | This museum was founded in 1862 to collect "specimens of morbid anatomy . . . together with projectiles and foreign bodies removed" in order to improve the care of the soldiers during the Civil War, and among the most popular anatomical specimens on display are those related to President Abraham Lincoln and Major General Daniel E. Sickles.
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