You’re invited to join us on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home as the Lincoln family did at the fifth annual President Lincoln’s Cottage’s Family Day event. Family members of all ages will enjoy the live entertainment and creative activities inspired by the Lincoln family and their life at the Soldiers’ Home!
Explore a Civil War Encampment: View the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers, better known as the Bucktails, who served as Lincoln’s personal guards.
Play at the Petting Zoo: Ride a pony, chase the peacocks, and play with animals at a petting zoo with Tad Lincoln’s favorite pets. (11:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Arts and Crafts: Make cards for veterans and create your own top hat!
Picnic on the Grounds: Enjoy delicious food from our on-site vendors, or pack your own picnic and enjoy lunch at the picnic tables or on the ample South Lawn.
Live Music: Listen to a military band perform live.
Listen to a Story: Petworth Library will be hosting a story corner.
Get the Best View of DC: Climb the Sherman tower (which is only open this day of the year to the public!) for breathtaking views of downtown DC.
ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
To RSVP for FREE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-day-at-president-lincolns-cottage-tickets-25861680984