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A President's Retreat

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A President's Retreat: Exterior

PANORAMA: During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln often sought refuge from official Washington in a 36-room retreat on the grounds of Soldier's Home, an armed forces retirement community. A seven-year, $17 million restoration of the historic space known as President Lincoln's Cottage is now complete.



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