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President Lincoln's Cottage

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140 Rock Creek Church Road NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20011

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Maximum
Meeting:750
Meeting
Rooms:5 indoor; 3 outdoor
  • Discover President Lincoln's Cottage
  • President Lincoln's CottagePresident Lincoln's Cottage
  • The Emancipation Room is perfect for dinners with board members or key stakeholders. The Emancipation Room is perfect for dinners with board members or key stakeholders.
  • Dinner in the Emancipation Room.Dinner in the Emancipation Room.
  • The Emancipation Room, formerly President Lincoln's Bedroom, also serves as a majestic backdrop for lectures and presentations. The Emancipation Room, formerly President Lincoln's Bedroom, also serves as a majestic backdrop for lectures and presentations.
  • Lincoln's Library is available for guests to explore during cocktail hour. Lincoln's Library is available for guests to explore during cocktail hour.
  • The Drawing Room, where the Lincoln's spent family time, is a perfect for cocktail hours... The Drawing Room, where the Lincoln's spent family time, is a perfect for cocktail hours...
  • ...and lectures....and lectures.
  • Dinner in the Dining Room of President Lincoln's CottageDinner in the Dining Room of President Lincoln's Cottage
  • Ceremonies, presentations and dinners on the South Lawn enjoy having the Cottage as a beautiful backdrop. Ceremonies, presentations and dinners on the South Lawn enjoy having the Cottage as a beautiful backdrop.
  • Cocktails on the Veranda and South Lawn.Cocktails on the Veranda and South Lawn.
  • Seating on the veranda allows guests to advanatge of the beautiful landscapes of the Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Seating on the veranda allows guests to advanatge of the beautiful landscapes of the Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home.
  • Tented dinners and cocktail receptions allow your guests to enjoy the outdoor spaces surrounding the Cottage!Tented dinners and cocktail receptions allow your guests to enjoy the outdoor spaces surrounding the Cottage!
  • An outdoor dinner. Perfect for springs, summer and fall corporate gatherings or wedding receptions. An outdoor dinner. Perfect for springs, summer and fall corporate gatherings or wedding receptions.
  • Tented dinner at President Lincoln's Cottage.Tented dinner at President Lincoln's Cottage.
  • The Robert H. Smith Visitor Education CenterThe Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
  • Atrium in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center Atrium in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
  • Dinner in the Atrium of the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education CenterDinner in the Atrium of the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
  • The Group Program Room, located in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, is perfect for team meetings or leadership retreats!The Group Program Room, located in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, is perfect for team meetings or leadership retreats!
  • The Community Room is located in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. This bright airy room is a fantastic meeting space. The Community Room is located in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. This bright airy room is a fantastic meeting space.
  • The Governor's Mansion is where President Buchanan chose to stay while he visited the Soldier's Home. Today, the space is perfect for elegant dinners or receptions.The Governor's Mansion is where President Buchanan chose to stay while he visited the Soldier's Home. Today, the space is perfect for elegant dinners or receptions.
  • Sitting Room in the Governor's MansionSitting Room in the Governor's Mansion
  • Two large rooms, joined by an encased opening, create the perfect space for an elegant dinner!Two large rooms, joined by an encased opening, create the perfect space for an elegant dinner!
  • The Wedding Suite in the the Cottage is a beautiful backdrop to capture the day's memories. The Wedding Suite in the the Cottage is a beautiful backdrop to capture the day's memories.
  • A beautiful ending for a couple's wedding day!A beautiful ending for a couple's wedding day!
  • The National Historic Site The National Historic Site
  • View of President Lincoln's Cottage and South LawnView of President Lincoln's Cottage and South Lawn
  • The view from the Armed Forces Retirement HomeThe view from the Armed Forces Retirement Home

About

About President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln’s Cottage offers memorable event and meeting spaces for 10 – 750 people. Our various indoor spaces can accommodate meetings up to 40 people, dinners up to 120 and receptions up to 250. Our expansive lawn can be tented for gatherings of up to 750. Located in the trendy Petworth neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. near DuPont and Logan Circles, President Lincoln’s Cottage is just 15-minute ride from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Located on a picturesque hilltop on the grounds of the historic Soldiers’ Home, President Lincoln’s Cottage offers a unique and inspiring setting for special events. During the Civil War, the president used this beloved home for important meetings, entertaining, and developing nation-changing documents such as the Emancipation Proclamation. Our events team will connect you to award winning, professional vendors and assist in your event coordination. Our museum team will be onsite to answer guest’s questions about the rich history of the campus. A National Monument and National Historic Landmark, our site offers 24-hour security, free onsite parking and exclusivity.

We invite you to book your event with us. Our team promises to help you through a smooth coordination process to ensure that your event is a success. The unique beauty and historical relevance of the Cottage is sure to impress your guests and provide a one-of-a-kind Washington, DC experience for local and out of town visitors alike. Think of us as your secret sure to “wow” your guests. 

We Offer:
  • Ample free parking
  • Gated and guarded property
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Discounts for non-profit and government groups
  • Internet and multimedia presentation capabilities
Our Event & Meeting Spaces:
President Lincoln's Cottage
Perfect for receptions and dinners, this 34 room Gothic Revival-style mansion features a collection of inviting drawing rooms and parlors and their adjoining outdoor spaces on the first floor and airy second floor spaces including the Lincoln Bedroom where Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation.
Capacity: 120 seated/250 standing reception

Governor's Mansion
This stately home, once residence for President Buchanan, features intricate moldings, carved marble mantelpieces, airy parlors, and a massive wrap around porch. 
Capacity: 50 seated/80 standing reception
Meeting/Retreat Capacity: 30 conference or banquest style, 50 theatre style 

Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
This magnificent Beaux-Arts styled building features an impressive atrium, beautiful turn of the century tile floors, and hand carved oak woodwork. Perfect for dinners or receptions paired with tours of the Cottage. 
Capacity: 50 seated/100 standing reception

Stanley Hall
Perfect for musical performances, panel discussions, lectures, ceremonies, and memorial services, the restored and converted church features a mammoth wooden vaulted ceiling, illuminated stained glass windows, pew style seating, and a towering 1860’s pipe organ. 
Capacity: 250 theatre style

Rose Chapel
Built in 1870, Rose Chapel is constructed of beautifully crafted Seneca sandstone and features a large vaulted ceiling and intricate stained glass. Rose Chapel is another great option for lectures and panel discussions.
Capacity: 100 theater style 

Lawns (Visitor Education Center Lawn, Cottage Lawn and South Lawn)
Perfect for corporate field days or a seasonal gala our three lawn spaces offer lush gardens and historic views for the perfect backdrop! Tents may be reserved separately by our exclusive tenting provider, Sugarplum Tent Company.  Lawn rentals can be combined with an indoor space rental. 
Capacity: up to 750

Group Program Room
Located on the garden level of the Robert H. Smith Visitor Center, the Group Program ROom is ideal for comfortable meetings, working lunches, classroom style workshos and leadership retreats. This room features private restrooms, a private entrance, a Promethean Board and accessibility to green space.
Meeting/Retreat Capacity: 36 guests 

Program Gallery
Located on the main floor of the Robert H. Smith Visitor Center, the Program Gallery is an ideal space for both casual meetings and corporate retreats featuring a wall-mounted monitor with wireless microcomputer, WiFi and large windows for natural light. 
Meeting/Retreat Capacity: 24 guests

For more inforamtion, please review our Special Events Brochure

Hotels and Accommodations
Hotel Palomar is our hotel partner. Located in Dupont Circle, this Kimpton hotel offers a rich, modern, urban refuge amidst a bounty of shops and restaurants near Georgetown and Embassy Row.  

We invite you to visit the site for a private walkthrough at your convenience. Come see what makes this place so special!
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION
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Reagan National, Dulles International, Baltimore Washington-International - 20 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Metro | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Free

CATERING
President Lincoln's Cottage partners with several local caterers including Catering by Seasons, Corcoran Caterers, Design Cuisine, Geppetto Catering, Main Event Caterers, Occasions Caterers and RSVP Catering. All of our caterers allow the client to supply their own alcohol.


Must Use In-House CateringNO
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Team Building
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

750 Attendees


5 indoor; 3 outdoor Spaces

:
Theatre Style 250 | Classroom Style 40

TECHNOLOGY
-Internet Access
-Flat screen plasma televisions
-Projectors w/ Screens
-Promethean Board

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


Projector Screen

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

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