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 Posted: Fri Dec 19th, 2008 05:45 pm
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One of the field trips we made during the Civil War Institute last year was to the Lincoln Cottage. Fascinating.

We made a trip there two years ago while the place was being renovated (and we couldn't get in, but only look through the windows). Then, last year, we went again just a month or two after the place was opened.

http://www.lincolncottage.org/

It's sparsely furnished, but in one or two rooms there are sections showing original plaster and lath work.

The cottage is situated on a hill, which is the reason the Lincolns (and several other presidents) used it to escape the humid Washington DC summers. There is national cemetery a block or two away, which Lincoln roamed, in contemplation by the deaths of soldiers.

The cottage, incidentally, is just a short ride from Fort Stevens, another landmark worth considering, even if it is now reduced to one city block.

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