By supporting President Lincoln’s Cottage, a private non-profit and the only National Monument in the country that does not receive government operating support, you enable us to further help preserve “the Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation” and provide transformative experiences for thousands of visitors each year. Your contribution will be generously matched by the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.

Donate online now by clicking the button at right, or
mail in a contribution to the following address:

President Lincoln’s Cottage, attn: Hilary Malson

AFRH-W 558, 3700 N. Capitol Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20011

By becoming a member of President Lincoln’s Cottage, you support educational programming, curatorial research, and the preservation of Abraham Lincoln’s beloved retreat.

Join online now by clicking the JOIN button, or mail your contribution to:
President Lincoln’s Cottage, attn: Hilary Malson
AFRH-W 558, 3700 N. Capitol Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

$50 members receive:
-The Cottage’s quarterly e-newsletter

-10% discount on Cottage store purchases

-Complimentary family membership in the National Trust for Historic Preservation (two adults and all children under 18), which includes:

-Subscription to Preservation magazine, the award-winning quarterly publication produced by the National Trust for Historic Preservation

-Discounted admission to all 29 National Trust historic sites, over 250 Distinctive Destination sites nationwide, and over 500 historic sites worldwide through the National Trust for Historic Preservation International Reciprocal Program

-Discounted rates at participating Historic Hotels of America when you book through

$100 members receive:
-All benefits above

 -A complimentary copy of the Cottage Photobiography

$250 members receive:
-All benefits above

-Complimentary admission to Cottage Conversations (for one)

$500 members receive:
-All benefits above

-A special behind-the-scenes tour

$1,000 members receive:
-All benefits above

-Invitations to special events
-Recognition on the site donor plaque and in the National Trust annual report

$5,000 members receive:
-All benefits above plus the immeasurable satisfaction of taking a leadership role in preserving Abraham Lincoln’s legacy and his beloved Cottage

All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. 

Planned Giving
As a private non-profit, President Lincoln’s Cottage depends on donations and bequests. You can help ensure this powerful place is here for generations to come by leaving a bequest in your will. Please contact us more information about using your will to protect President Lincoln’s Cottage and the big ideas of freedom and equality that live there. Continue Reading.

Capital Project Donors
The National Trust for Historic Preservation undertook a $15 million Capital Campaign to restore President Lincoln’s Cottage and establish the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. The Campaign was completed successfully in 2008 when the Cottage was opened to the public for the first time in history
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Major Donors in 2014
President Lincoln’s Cottage would like to thank numerous supporters for their generous contributions in 2014.
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Sahand Miraminy, Events and Programs Coordinator, and Callie Hawkins, Associate Director for Programs, share a thank you card from students who enjoyed a free field trip to the Cottage.

Thank you for helping us build a sustainable future for this historic treasure.

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