Hours & Tickets
All tours of President Lincoln's Cottage are guided and require a tour ticket. There are 20 spots available per tour and a limited number of tours per day.
Summer Hours (April 1st – October 31st)
Cottage Tours: 10 AM - 4 PM, on the hour
Visitor Education Center: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Cottage Tours: 12 Noon- 4 PM, on the hour
Visitor Education Center: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Winter Hours (Nov. 1st – March 31st)
Cottage Tours: 10 AM-3 PM, on the hour
Visitor Education Center: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Cottage Tours: 12 Noon- 3 PM, on the hour
Visitor Education Center: 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Ticket Prices (per person)
Children (6-12): $5
National Trust (NTHP) members: $8
Premium Tour: $300 for up to 10 people Premium Tour Brochure (609KB)
Tickets are required and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
Arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts to check-in at the Visitor Center. Tours start promptly on the hour.
All tours begin in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Groups of 10 or more are required to make reservations 3 weeks in advance using the following application form: Schedule a Tour. Groups up to 60 can be accommodated.
Purchase Your Tickets
Purchase Online (Recommended method)
You will be redirected to Etix. Ticket sales end 3 hours prior to the start of each tour. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Purchase by Phone: 1-800-514-ETIX
Etix charges a service and postage fee for orders placed by phone. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Same Day Purchase: For advance ticket purchase less than 3 hours prior to a tour, you may call 202-829-0436 x 31231 to check availability. If reserve tickets are available you may purchase with your credit card. All ticket requests more than 3 hours prior to a tour will be directed to call ETIX or reserve via our website. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Walk-Up Tickets: A limited number of tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on-site only the day of the tour, as soon as the Visitor Education Center opens for that day. Once walk-up tickets are sold-out, all tours are full. Remember, the only way to guarantee your spot on a tour is to purchase your ticket in advance. NOTE: Walk-up tickets are not offered during schedule group tours or other events.