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A President’s Sanctuary: Lincoln’s Cottage

A President’s Sanctuary: Lincoln’s Cottage

Three miles north of the White House and the Capitol stands the 19th-century equivalent to Camp David. Housed on the stately grounds of the Soldiers’ Home, a refuge for veterans since the 1850s, this 34-room Gothic Revival cottage offered summer respite to┬áPresidents Buchanan, Hayes, Garfield, and Arthur. Its heyday, though, was in the 1860s, when … Continue reading