President Lincoln's Cottage
Upshur Street Northwest & Rock Creek Church Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20011
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.