Thursday, April 30, 2015
TIME: Depart WNDC (car share) 10:15 am or meet at Lincoln Cottage at 10:45 am
PRICE: Tour and Picnic Lunch: $30 for members, $40 for non-members.
EVENT TYPE: Walking Tour
President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary lived in this Gothic Revival Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington, DC from June to November, 1862 -1864. Lincoln’s time at the Cottage served as bookends for Civil War — he first visited the grounds three days after his inauguration and last rode out to the site on April 13, 1964, the day before his assassination.
Our tour will include the house and visitor center, followed by a picnic lunch on the cottage grounds. Afterwards, those interested may visit the nearby historic Rock Creek Cemetery to see the famous sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens – “Grief,” commissioned by essayist Henry Adams after the death of his wife Clover in 1885.
For driving instructions to Lincoln Cottage, contact Patricia Fitzgerald, PFitzgerald@democraticwoman.org, (202) 232-7363. The tour is limited to 24 participants, so please register soon.