Welcome to the ninth stop on the book tour.
President Lincoln’s Cottage was like the Camp David of its day. About three miles north of the White House, it was a retreat that allowed the first family to get away from the bustle of Washington. The public wasn’t allowed to visit until 2008, following a $15-million restoration. Now it’s an essential site for Lincoln aficionados. It’s also a little bit off the beaten path of D.C. tourism, which means that stopping by is a much less crowded and more personal experience than, say, Ford’s Theater.
The cottage lies on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. In the photo above, the home’s tower is visible on the left.
Above is the back side of the cottage, with a porch that faces south.