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Celebrate Memorial Day at President Lincoln’s Cottage, and enjoy the rare opportunities to take a free guided historical tour of the USSAH National Cemetery and to picnic on the grounds of the Soldiers’ Home!

President Lincoln’s Cottage will host an array of activities on Memorial Day, May 27th 2013, to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. Family-friendly activities include guided tours of the first National Cemetery, commemorative ceremonies honoring veterans at multiple locations, picnicking opportunities on the grounds of the Soldiers’ Home, and tours of President Lincoln’s Cottage, the seasonal residence of the Lincoln family during the Civil War.

Registrations requested; visit to register and learn more information. The wreath-laying ceremony, cemetery tours, and access to picnic grounds are free of charge. Regular fees apply for tours of President Lincoln’s Cottage.