President Lincoln's Cottage to convert to an AirBnB, offers historic amenities

President Lincoln's Cottage to convert to an AirBnB, offers historic amenities

In what’s surely a first for a Registered National Historic place and museum, President Lincoln’s Cottage, on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Petworth, will be converting the historic mansion into a rentable housing unit with AirBnB.

Now you can really sleep in the Lincoln bedroom!

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Celebrate "National Drink Wine Day" with Mangia DC at Lincoln's Cottage

Celebrate "National Drink Wine Day" with Mangia DC at Lincoln's Cottage

Mangia DC is celebrating annual National Drink Wine Day on February 17th at Lincoln’s Cottage to “spread the love and health benefits of wine.” Come out to enjoy drinks, food and the architecture and history of the Cottage.

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The popular Bourbon & Bluegrass festival returns to Lincoln's Cottage in May for 2 fun days

The popular Bourbon & Bluegrass festival returns to Lincoln's Cottage in May for 2 fun days

President Lincoln's Cottage has its biggest fundraiser of the year next month on May 19th and 20th (2-5pm), and like every year, it's surely going to be an awesome event. Bourbon and Bluegrass brings together a family-friendly event of food, drink, games and music on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, where President Lincoln used to vacation to get away from the White House.

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Wreath-laying & cemetery tour at Old Soldier's Home (AFRH) on Memorial Day

Wreath-laying & cemetery tour at Old Soldier's Home (AFRH) on Memorial Day

The Armed Forces Retirement Home is marking Memorial Day with a free wreath laying service and tours of the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery on Monday, May 29th. 

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“We’re all immigrants”: A personalized exhibit about President Lincoln’s efforts to encourage immigration

“We’re all immigrants”: A personalized exhibit about President Lincoln’s efforts to encourage immigration

“We’re all immigrants,” Erin Mast said to me, describing “American by Belief,” an exhibit on immigration and refugees at President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Petworth. Ms. Mast is the Executive Director of the Cottage and spoke to me about the exhibit while they were doing the initial install. 

“Some of us immigrated by choice, others by force,” she said. “This exhibit is the story of President Lincoln’s effort to encourage immigration in the US and tell the story of how people choose to come here.”

(Ed Note: This article was previously published on October 21, 2015 when the Lincoln's Cottage exhibit first opened. The article, and the immigration exhibit, are arguably even more relevant today. I recommend you check it and and add your own immigration story to the wall.)

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A community gathering for "peaceful reflection" at Lincoln's Cottage tonight

A community gathering for "peaceful reflection" at Lincoln's Cottage tonight

Lincoln's Cottage reached out this morning to say they're hosting a "peaceful reflection" for the community as a way of coming together.

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President Lincoln’s Cottage has two cool evening tours coming up, and more

President Lincoln’s Cottage has two cool evening tours coming up, and more

I heard from President Lincoln’s Cottage that they’re doing two special night-time tours of the Cottage this Thursday, March 17th and next Wednesday, March 23rd, at 6pm. Learn more >

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5K run for freedom with President Lincoln's Cottage

5K run for freedom with President Lincoln's Cottage

If you're a runner or someone who loves freedom AND running, then President Lincoln's Cottage has the race for you. The Annual President Lincoln’s Cottage Freedom 5K is set for Saturday, September 26th, and early, discounted registration is open now. There's even a "tot dash" for kids! Olympic champion and running icon Joan Benoit Samuelson will participate in the race for a second year. 

Details about the race and a link for early bird registration after the break:

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