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On the Sunday nearest his Birthday, we’ll hike the route that Lincoln took from the White House to his “cottage” on the grounds of the Old Soldier’s Home, with a few detours to recreate something of the greener routes that Lincoln took 100+ years ago. We’ll also visit Rock Creek Cemetery and view the military cemetery. Option to hike 3 mi. one way plus about one mile in the Cemeteries and return by (a) Georgia Ave./Petworth metro station (Yellow or Green lines) or (b) Ft. Totten (Red Line) or (c) hike @7 mi. round trip.
EXTRAs: There is an optional 50-minute narrated tour of the inside of the cottage at noon. To reserve a place for the tour, call[masked]-ETIX or go to http://www.lincolncottage.org/visit/tickets.htm. Tickets have a fee of $15 plus a $1 registration fee. There is some limited space for walk-ins. I highly recommend it if you have not done it – or even if you have. Each tour has something unique.
A brown bag lunch may be eaten in the Visitor center café area or on the grounds of the Cottage. You are welcome to view the Museum at the Visitor’s Center during any break time. (Published end time is approximate for the full hike.)
BRING: Please wear weather appropriate layers and good walking shoes, bring water and food, some cash and a Metro fare card.
MEET: in front of the White House Gate (1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) toward the left side as you face the building. Parking is free on Sundays in DC. The Metro Center station is nearby.
COSTS: You’re invited to make a voluntary cash contribution of $2/person to help defray our self-sustaining Sierra Club group’s expenses.