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President Lincoln's Cottage

AFRH-W Box 558
3700 North Capitol Street NW

Washington, District of Columbia 20011

300Largest Group
5Meeting Rooms

2018 Winner: Best Outdoor/Rooftop Event Space

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  • Overview
In June of 1862, Abraham Lincoln and his family packed their possessions and moved from the White House to this thirty-four room “cottage” on the hilltop grounds of the Soldiers’ Home in rural Washington, DC. The Lincolns lived here during his presidency – through the summer and fall of 1862, 1863, and 1864. President Lincoln lived at the Cottage while he developed the Emancipation Proclamation and made many critical decisions about the course of the Civil War. 

Following an extensive restoration by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, President Lincoln’s Cottage and the surrounding grounds have recently opened to the public for the first time. In addition to offering guided tours, exhibitions, and award winning educational/leadership programs, this new museum is available for private and corporate events. The Gothic Revival styled Cottage, adjacent Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, and surrounding bucolic and historic landscape provide unique and memorable backdrops for entertaining. The many indoor and outdoor spaces at this site allow for versatility when planning various types of events.

We Offer:
-ample free parking
-gated and guarded property
-handicap accessibility
-discounts for non-profit and government groups
-internet and multimedia presentation capabilities

We invite you to visit the site for a private walkthrough at your convenience. Come see what makes this place so special!

President Lincoln's Cottage:
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Reagan National, Dulles International, Baltimore Washington-International / 20
Largest Group:
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
Largest Theatre Style:
-Internet Access -Flat screen plasma televisions -Projectors -Smartboard
Food & Beverage:
Please contact us for a list of preferred caterers.
Complete Meeting Package:
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110