Mission Statement: Reveal the true Lincoln and continue the fight for freedom.
Vision Statement: Plant the seeds of Lincoln’s brave ideas around the world so that all people, everywhere, can be free.
President Lincoln’s Cottage is a home for brave ideas. For over a quarter of his Presidency, Abraham Lincoln lived on an uplifting hilltop in Northwest Washington, D.C., while making some of his most critical decisions. While in residence at the Cottage, Lincoln visited with wounded soldiers, spent time with self-emancipated men, women and children, and developed the Emancipation Proclamation. The human cost of the Civil War surrounded him, undoubtedly impacted his thinking, and strengthened his resolve to challenge the status quo. Through innovative guided tours, exhibits and programs, President Lincoln’s Cottage uses Lincoln’s example to inspire visitors to take their own path to greatness, and preserve this place as an authentic, tangible connection to the past and a beacon of hope for all who take up Lincoln’s unfinished work.
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President Lincoln’s Cottage offers students of all ages a remarkable window into Lincoln’s life as father, husband, and Commander-in-Chief. Unique, multimedia guided tours and hands-on, minds-on exercises bring to life Abraham Lincoln’s personality, wartime decision making, emancipation policy, and relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. A visit to President Lincoln’s Cottage inspires young minds to consider the impact of Lincoln’s leadership, character, and ideas on students’ lives today.
Description of Education Initiatives: Unique, multimedia guided tours and hands-on, minds-on exercises bring to life Abraham Lincoln’s personality, wartime decision making, emancipation policy, and relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. For more information, visit their education page.
Partnership with DC Collaborative
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Story Bank Blog
President Lincoln's Cottage is featured in the DC Collaborative's Story Bank Blog!
- "I See the President"- October 20, 2016
Arts and Humanities for Every Student Provider
President Lincoln's Cottage is an AHFES Provider! Teachers may view their AHFES programs here.
Fun Fact! President Lincoln's Cottage is the 1st National Monument in Washington, DC. Their National Monument status was signed into effect in 2000 by President Clinton.