President Lincoln's Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House.
Most people associate Abraham Lincoln with the White House, but one of the most pivotal times in our 16th president's career took place at this Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation -- President Lincoln's Cottage.
President Lincoln lived in this Gothic Revival Cottage in Washington, DC, for 13 months from June to November of 1862-1864, and regularly commuted to the White House. More importantly, he developed the Emancipation Proclamation onsite, leading to its reputation today as "the cradle of emancipation."... Read More →
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Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.