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President Lincoln’s Cottage

Washington, DC

Located in Northwest Washington, the president spent approximately 22 months in the 19th century version of “Camp David.”

The family occupied the residence during three Civil War summers; there, Lincoln spent time with the soldiers; women and children. He also composed a draft of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865 by the actor John Wilkes Booth; he died the following day.

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