President Lincoln’s Cottage commemorates Abraham Lincoln 150 years after his final visit to the site and his death with free public programs throughout April.
Washington, DC – This April, President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C. will mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s last visit and his assassination with a range of free events, exhibits, and programs commemorating his life. Highlights include: a retracing of Lincoln’s daily commute on horseback through the streets of Washington, D.C.; an exhibit examining presidential security; and a dynamic forum featuring innovative scholars and visionary leaders on the lasting influence of Lincoln’s brave ideas.
“Abraham Lincoln last visited the Soldiers’ Home on April 13, 1865, the day before his assassination,” notes Executive Director Erin Carlson Mast. “Though living here was a great risk for the Lincoln family, they eagerly anticipated another season in residence during the summer of 1865. Lincoln’s life was cut short that spring, but his courageous ideas and vision of freedom live on at this authentic place. We are pleased to close the Civil War sesquicentennial anniversary with a series of free public programs, so that together we can reflect on Lincoln’s life and continued resonance in all of our lives 150 years later.”