2018 Spring Programs at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington DC
February 19, 2018 marks ten years that President Lincoln’s Cottage has been open to the public. To celebrate a decade of ground-breaking programs that shed new light on the past and provide opportunities to take action today, President Lincoln’s Cottage will roll out a series of special opportunities for visitors tied to themes of empathy, equality, justice, and freedom.
From February to November 2018, President Lincoln’s Cottage will exhibit a series of artifacts rarely displayed from its own collection as well as items on loan from public and private collections.
In addition, for ten months starting in February, President Lincoln’s Cottage will feature $10 discounted admission on ten separate days, starting with the Cottage’s exact 10-year anniversary: Monday, February 19th, President’s Day. For more information on all 10-year anniversary programming, deals, and exhibits, click here.
February 1st-July 1st, 2018
Starting February 1st, the “Freedom Documents“-miniature copies of both the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation and the final Emancipation Proclamation, a broadside of the Proclamation, and an etching of the Thirteeneth Amendment-will be on loan for six months.
Commemorate Memorial Day with guided tours of the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery. Visited by President Abraham Lincoln, the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery is notable for being the first national cemetery (est. 1861) and for serving as the final resting place for John Logan, who formalized Memorial Day celebrations in 1868.
Tours of the cemetery will highlight the history of the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery, notable people buried there, and the history of Memorial Day.
Monday, May 28, 2018
Wreath Laying Ceremony at John Logan Mausoleum
10:45 am and 12:30 pm
Tours last approximately 30-45 minutes.
Registrants are asked to gather at the bandstand adjacent to President Lincoln’s Cottage 30 minutes prior to each scheduled event, so that Cottage staff can lead them over to the nearby Soldiers’ Home Cemetery.
Don’t forget Memorial Day (5/28) is also a discounted $10 admission day for Cottage tours! $5 for members or kids. To reserve your discounted tickets, click here.