From a press release:
“President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home Approximate address: 140 Rock Creek Church Road, NW Saturday, September 12th, 2015 10:00am – 3:00pm | FREE! Register for Family Day
Family Day at President Lincoln’s Cottage is back! On Saturday September 12th 2015 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, you’re invited to join us on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home as the Lincoln family did at the fourth annual President Lincoln’s Cottage’s Family Day event. Family members of all ages will enjoy the live entertainment and creative activities inspired by the Lincoln family and their life at the Soldiers’ Home!
Explore a Civil War Encampment: View the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers, better known as the Bucktails, who served as Lincoln’s personal guards. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Play at the Petting Zoo: Ride a pony, chase the peacocks, and play with animals at a petting zoo with Tad Lincoln’s favorite pets. 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Arts and Crafts: Make cards for veterans and create your own top hat! 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Picnic on the Grounds: Enjoy delicious food from our on-site vendors, or pack your own picnic and enjoy lunch at the picnic tables or on the ample South Lawn. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Live Music: Listen to a military band. Time TBD.
Tour Sherman Tower: Enjoy scenic views of the DC area from this historic, 1850s tower. Time TBD.
Tour the Cottage: Take a guided tour of the Lincoln family’s seasonal retreat! Regular ticket prices apply; visit www.lincolncottage.org/tickets to purchase.* First tour, 10:00 am; last tour, 3:00 pm.
*Cottage tours are not included in free Family Day activities. If you would like to take a tour of the Cottage, we strongly recommend purchasing Cottage Tour Tickets in advance. Regular ticket prices apply. Click here to purchase.
Family Day activities, sponsored by President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home, are FREE unless otherwise noted, and are open to the public. Event program and schedule subject to change.”