2018 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.
Teacher Discount Day!
Monday, August 13, 2018
If you’re a teacher, you’re eligible for the $10 admission day on Monday, August 13, 2018. If you attended our Teacher Fellows week, you may attend for FREE on Monday, August 13, and any of your guests are eligible for the $10 admission.
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Saturday, September 22, 2018
For the second time, we’re combining our two popular events, the Freedom 5K and Family Day, into one full day of racing and family fun: Homecoming. During the Civil War the Lincoln family called the Cottage home. This year we welcome everyone back “home” to join us for a full day of activities where you can run, walk, and play like Lincoln.
While entrance is FREE, we do ask that you register.
Click here to register and for more details.
Freedom 5K at Homecoming
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Attention runners, joggers, and walkers! Registration is open for our fifth annual Freedom 5K on September 22. The race starts at 9 AM, and kicks off our entire day of family fun, Homecoming.
Traverse a pastoral landscape that winds past ponds, fields, historic buildings, and vistas on this breath-taking course. The run culminates on the foot of the lawn at President Lincoln’s Cottage, where a ceremony will take place. The annual Freedom 5K is an exclusive opportunity for members of the public to race through the 250-acre grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home – home to hundreds of veterans- in Northwest Washington, DC.
Proceeds and donations from the run support the mission of President Lincoln’s Cottage, a private non-profit organization. Prizes for the top three men and women include memberships, tour vouchers, and even free tickets to our most popular Bourbon & Bluegrass event. Click here for more information on the race.
Cost: $35 until online registration closes on September 20 at 8:00 pm, then will be $40 through race day.