Synthia arranged a wonderful outing for our DCEC (formerly DCDC). We visited Lincoln's Cottage, a relatively new destination in DC (since 2008). It is a hidden gem. We must spread the word. It is definitely a place to visit. It is located on the Armed Forces Retirement Home campus in Northwest Washington. The entrance is through the Eagle Gate, located at the intersection of Rock Creek Church Road NW and Upshur Street NW. For more information go to www.lincolncottage.org.
Ginny, Mary, Synthia, Christine in front of Lincoln's Cottage
Here is a succinct explanation from the guide book, President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home, Washington, DC:
For more than a quarter of his presidency, Abraham Lincoln lived on a picturesque hilltop in Northwest Washington, DC, while making some of his most critical decisions. While in residence at the Cottage, Lincoln visited with wounded soldiers;spent time with self-emancipated men, women, and children;and developed the Emancipation Proclamation. The human cost of the Civil War surrounded him, undoubtedly impacted his thinking, and strengthened his resolve to challenge the status quo. Through innovative guided tours, exhibits, and programs, we use Lincoln's example to inspire visitors to take their own path to greatness, and preserve this place as an authentic, tangible connection to the past and a beacon of hope for all who take up Lincoln's unfinished work.
Mary, Synthia, Ginny, Lincoln,Christine