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Hound Gems: President Lincoln’s Cottage

Photo Credit: President Lincoln's Cottage

Washington, D.C. holds so much of U.S. history. From the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument, D.C. is a historical playground. So much so, that trying to visit every site in a week is almost impossible. However, if you do decide to take on that challenge, we’re here to offer you another Hound Gem:  President Lincoln’s Cottage.

The president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stephanie Meeks, had this to say about the gem:


 “President Lincoln’s Cottage is one of my favorite places to visit in Washington,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “This hidden gem sits atop a hill 3 miles away from the Capitol and is where Lincoln and his family resided in the summer and fall months during his presidency.  It is the place where Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation, a copy of which is currently on display at the Cottage until next February 2013. I look forward to returning to the Cottage to see this remarkable piece of history that changed the face of our country and hope that others will do the same.”


We encourage you to take a trip to Washington, D.C., and gather family and friends for an interactive and educational experience!

We appreciate the National Trust for Historic Preservation for their involvement on this particular Hound Gem.


 Image courtesy of President Lincoln’s Cottage. 

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