Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
Time: 10:30 am - 2:45 pmLocation:
Depart and return to Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Contact: Michele Endick
Guided Tour of Lincoln’s Cottage (President Lincoln and Soldiers’ Home National
President Lincoln’s Cottage first opened to the public in February 2008 after an eight-year capital restoration project under the auspices of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. During the Civil War, President Lincoln lived in this cottage on the grounds of the Soldiers’ Home from June into November to escape the heat and distractions of life at the White House. The tranquil surroundings offered relative privacy during a period when the President confronted important decisions about military strategy, domestic policy, and foreign relations. 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. On his daily rides between the Cottage and the White House — a trip he often made alone — Lincoln watched as the war transformed the nation’s capital. After the tour, enjoy your bagged lunch in a reserved room on the premises.
Fee: $28/ $24 J member (for bus transportation and group tour). Bring a bag lunch.
RSVP: Submit payment and registration form to the J, Attn: Michele Endick. Make check payable to JCCNV with “12/2” on memo line.