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President Lincoln and his family summered here from 1862-1864 to escape the awful climate (physical and political) of the White House.
President Lincoln and his family summered here from 1862-1864 to escape the awful climate (physical and political) of the White House. Here he penned the second draft of his Emancipation Proclamation. Recognizing that Lincoln's political acumen was rivaled by his taste in abodes, later presidents James Buchanan, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Chester A. Arthur all took up the cottage as a summer residence as well. In addition to simply looking lovely, the cottage today contains several exhibits, as well as a reproduction of the desk on which Lincoln wrote his Proclamation.
140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW, Washington, DC 20011, USA
This is no Congressional Cemetery, no Arlington Cemetery
This massive, stunning Catholic Basilica is not only the perfect place for any American Catholic to make a pilgrimage; people of any faith will be in awe when they see the sheer size of this church
This monastery is an odd one
Columbia Height's Latin American Youth Center's colorful house is dedicated to teaching and encouraging art in the community, and they keep a small art gallery showing exhibits of works by local youths
Mount Pleasant's residential streets are filled with beautiful old single-family homes and rowhouses, and several old estates
The Mall's only local memorial, and the only memorial to WWI, is this small structure in the form of a Doric-style open-air temple serving as tribute to the 26,000 Washingtonians who served in the Great War
The nation's only monument to African American Civil War soldiers
Housed in the beautiful former Embassy of Mexico, the cultural center has a nice collection of Mexican artwork, and puts on frequent classical and other musical performances, as well as film screenings, lectures, and other events
A hidden gem of magnificent proportions, for only those in the know
Native Washingtonians Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey performed in the Lincoln Theatre