- With this year being the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the release of the block-buster film "Lincoln", interest in this iconic American president has never been higher. Which is why we thought now would be a great time for the Howard County Historical Society to host a bus tour to visit Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C. -- and hopefully catch the cherry blossoms in bloom!
Join us the morning of April 5th and climb aboard a comfortable Eyre Bus as we head down to tour the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family resided here from June to November of 1862, 1863, and 1864. He made major decisions and developed the Emancipation Proclamation during the months spent at the Cottage.
After a $15 million restoration by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, President Lincoln's Cottage opened to the public for the first time in 2008. The cottage is located on the Soldier’s Home in Washington, D.C., is owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Ticket prices are $59 for HCHS Members and $65 for non-members and can be purchased in advance at the Historical Center at the Miller Branch Library and online at our website..
Bus will leave from the parking lot at the Normandy Shopping Center -- located at Normandy Road and Baltimore National Pike.
9:00 am - Depart Ellicott City
10:00 am - Arrive - Lincoln's Cottage for tour
12:00 pm - Depart for lunch
Lunch will be on your own at the
beautiful Union Station.
1:30 pm - Depart for home stopping by the Lincoln
Memorial on the way
3:30 pm - Arrive back in Ellicott City