PANORAMA: The day before Lincoln's inauguration, President Buchannan tipped Lincoln off to this summer retreat in Northwest Washington. The Lincolns didn't make their first long trip to the cottage until 1862, when they were grieving the death of their son. This gallery in the visitor's center deals with the Lincolns' relationship to the cottage.
INTERACTIVE: Click and drag on the image to move in any direction. Use the Shift Key to zoom in, and the Ctrl Key to zoom out Panoramic Composite by: Whitney Shefte/washingtonpost.com