“We are truly delighted, with this retreat, the drives & walks around here are delightful, & each day, brings its visitors.”
July 26, 1862
President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home offers a unique and historic setting for both private and corporate events. The site is comprised of two historical structures, President Lincoln’s Cottage, an 1842 Gothic Revival home, and the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, a 1905 Italianate style building, and the beautiful surrounding landscape. The site offers a wide variety of options for indoor and outdoor entertaining. Ample parking is available on the grounds and both buildings are fully accessible.
“Opened to the public in 2008 after extensive renovation, President Lincoln’s Cottage is an ideal venue for intimate gatherings and a historic gem waiting to be discovered by tourists and longtime inside the Beltway residents. In fact, even Prince Charles and Camilla will stroll the hallways as part of their upcoming visit to the nation’s capital… The Cottage is a historic respite, a reminder of our forefather’s fortitude and the perfect backdrop for forming more perfect unions.”
-Free Spirit Floral, Bold and Bright Weddings (Bill & Philip, married at the Cottage in Oct. 2014)
“If you want to give your guests an unparalleled taste of historic Washington, check out Lincoln’s Cottage… Your wedding could take place in the house, the visitor’s center or on the lush grounds. Guests will be impressed when they see the chair ‘Reserved for President Lincoln.’“
– The Washington Post, Spring Wedding Guide 2013
“We love events at President Lincoln’s Cottage because there are so many creative options for beautiful and picturesque events on the Cottage grounds. The venue staff are mindful, offering patrons spectacular perks… Whether you are interested in a small intimate wedding, or a large bar or bat mitzvah, this is a fantastic historic site, right in the heart of the city.”
– Catering by Seasons, Venue Spotlight January 2014
“We were beyond happy with the entire evening – it was meaningful and magical and also – just a ton of fun. There has not been one guest we have talked to that didn’t say that Lincoln’s Cottage was indeed extraordinary. Your staff will be held in our memories for the rest of our days – as the perfect host, in a perfect spot, during a perfect event! Thanks again for all the hard work, good advice, and sense of humor through our months of planning – the event truly would not have been the same without your team!“
-Erin and Nekisha, married at the Cottage in May 2014
New Number! Contact Sahand Miraminy at (202) 829-0436 x232 or SMiraminy@savingplaces.org.