This Saturday: Grounds Tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage and Armed Forces Retirement Home

UPDATE: I’ve just learned (5/21/10) that Cultural Tourism was, in fact, taking reservations. Those that did not make reservations may still get in by just showing up, but could be turned away if the group is too large. The tour will be offered again in the Fall.

Eagle Gate, Soldiers' Home ca. 1920

I’ve been informed that Cultural Tourism DC will have a free walking tour of the grounds around President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home this Saturday, May 22, 2010. The tour starts at 8:30 a.m. at the bandstand just inside the Upshur Street gate. It ends at the same location at 10 a.m. It will involve quite a bit of walking, including out of the grounds and to the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery, and then back again onto the AFRH grounds, but the pace will be easy.

There is no need to register for this free tour. Merely show up at 8:30 a.m. and be prepared to walk.

For anyone that’s ever wanted to walk the grounds and get to know the Soldiers’ Home better, this is a great opportunity.

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3 Comments on “This Saturday: Grounds Tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage and Armed Forces Retirement Home”

  1. ~~~mh Says:

    We should be able to FREELY tour/walk/sit/enjoy the AFRH grounds *every* day.


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  3. Kent Says:

    Update: I’ve just learned (5/21/10) that Cultural Tourism was, in fact, taking reservations. Those that did not make reservations may still get in by just showing up, but could be turned away if the group is too large. The tour will be offered again in the Fall.


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