Daytrip

The Smart Traveler

January 04, 2009

Lincoln's Cottage

Where:: Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road Northwest, Washington

When:: Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays

What:: Celebrate the coming 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday (and beat the inauguration crowds) with a visit to this historic site. Recently renovated, Lincoln's Cottage offers guided tours of Lincoln's country home and workplace, where he spent a quarter of his presidency. "Historical voices" and images illuminate the compelling stories of Lincoln as a father, husband and commander-in-chief.

How much: : Adults, $12; children, $5. Tickets are required for the hourly guided tours. Advance purchase is recommended.

What's nearby:: The Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center is adjacent to Lincoln's Cottage and features exhibits related to the cottage and an orientation film. A National Historic Site, the visitor center is also where the cottage tours begin.

More information:: Call 202-829-0436 or go to lincolncottage.org

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