Lincoln's Cottage & Franciscan Monastery

Lincoln's Cottage & Franciscan Monastery

Travel today to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and spend a delightful day visiting Lincoln’s Cottage and the Franciscan Monastery. Located on the grounds of the Old Soldier’s Home, Lincoln’s Cottage is the most historic site directly associated with Lincoln’s presidency aside from the White House.

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Travel today to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and spend a delightful day visiting Lincoln’s Cottage and the Franciscan Monastery. Located on the grounds of the Old Soldier’s Home, Lincoln’s Cottage is the most historic site directly associated with Lincoln’s presidency aside from the White House.

Lincoln’s Cottage & Franciscan Monastery

& Box Lunch, Included

Washington, D.C.

 

Travel today to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and spend a delightful day visiting Lincoln’s Cottage and the Franciscan Monastery.  Located on the grounds of the Old Soldier’s Home, Lincoln’s Cottage is the most historic site directly associated with Lincoln’s presidency aside from the White House.  Designated a National Monument by President Clinton in 2000, President Lincoln’s Cottage served as Lincoln’s family residence for a quarter of his presidency and is where he was living when he developed his Emancipation Proclamation.  President Lincoln first visited the grounds three days after his inauguration and last rode out to the site the day before his assassination.  While living at the Cottage for 13 months from June-November of 1862-1864, Lincoln regularly commuted to the White House daily by horseback or carriage, and enjoyed spending time with his family at this breeze-swept pastoral refuge where he met with Cabinet members, political allies and adversaries alike.  A box lunch is included today.  Please provide a meal choice when making your reservations.  Your choices are Ham Club Wrap, Turkey Club Wrap, Chicken Salad Wrap or Veggie Wrap.  Next we’ll visit one of Washington, D.C.’s hidden treasures, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America.  With its arched walkways, 15 miniature outdoor chapels and beautiful gardens it stands as an Oasis of Peace in the middle of busy Washington.  The monastery was built in 1899 and many of the shrines are replicas of ones in Israel.  We will tour the catacombs and pass through two gates that lead up to a replica of the room where the Romans would have held Christians before they were fed to the lions in the first century.  The Byzantine crosses in the hall outside the gift store are especially intriguing.  Note:  The Franciscan Monastery tour includes a 45-minute guided walking tour and there are no benches to sit down.  Please make sure you are an able walker before booking onto this trip.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, (no heels).  This tour is not suitable for people who have trouble with mobility!  The Franciscan Monastery does not have an elevator and there are 21 steps down to the lower level of the tour and 35 steps up to the upper level where the tour originates.

 

 

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Travel today to our nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and spend a delightful day visiting Lincoln's Cottage and the Franciscan Monastery. Located on the grounds of the Old Soldier's Home, Lincoln's Cottage is the most historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House. Designated a National Monument by President Clinton in 2000, President Lincoln's Cottage served as Lincoln's family residence for a quarter of his presidency and is where he was living when he developed his Emancipation Proclamation. President Lincoln first visited the grounds three days after his inauguration and last rode out to the site the day before his assassination. While living at the Cottage for 13 months from June-November of 1862-1864, Lincoln regularly commuted to the White House daily by horseback or carriage, and enjoyed spending time with his family at this breeze-swept pastoral refuge where he met with Cabinet members, political allies and adversaries alike. A box lunch is included today. Please provide a meal choice when making your reservations. Your choices are Ham Club Wrap, Turkey Club Wrap, Chicken Salad Wrap or Veggie Wrap. Next we'll visit one of Washington, D.C.'s hidden treasures, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. With its arched walkways, 15 miniature outdoor chapels and beautiful gardens it stands as an Oasis of Peace in the middle of busy Washington. The monastery was built in 1899 and many of the shrines are replicas of ones in Israel. We will tour the catacombs and pass through two gates that lead up to a replica of the room where the Romans would have held Christians before they were fed to the lions in the first century. The Byzantine crosses in the hall outside the gift store are especially intriguing. Note: The Franciscan Monastery tour includes a 45-minute guided walking tour and there are no benches to sit down. Please make sure you are an able walker before booking onto this trip. Wear comfortable walking shoes, (no heels). This tour is not suitable for people who have trouble with mobility! The Franciscan Monastery does not have an elevator and there are 21 steps down to the lower level of the tour and 35 steps up to the upper level where the tour originates.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Carney Park & Ride Carney Park & Ride - 2980 Jomat Ave. Parkville, MD
Exit 31A (Harford Rd north) off Route 695
Gunther Charters Gunther's - 7443 Shipley Ave. Harmans, MD (GPS)
Lot C off of Shipley Ave.
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May 01
2018
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