Tour Synopsis: Lincoln’s Line of Defense
Explore the Civil War forts erected by Lincoln’s army to protect the
nation’s capital during the Civil War and the summer cottage where
President Lincoln contemplated emancipation, war strategy and the fate of
the Union. Nestled among the hills of the city are the remains of a vast
network of earthwork forts that proved impenetrable to Confederate forces
during the Battle of Fort Stevens on July 11-12, 1864. In addition to a
stop at President Lincoln’s Cottage, this tour includes stops at Forts
Reno, Marcy, DeRussy and the reconstructed Fort Stevens. Also included is
a stop at the recently renovated the Superintendent’s Lodge at Battleground
National Cemetery, the resting place of 41 Union soldiers who fought in the
Battle of Fort Stevens. President Lincoln’s Cottage is a National Historic
Landmark managed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Civil
War Defenses of Washington are part of a local network of National Parks.
Tour lasts approx. 3 1/2 hours.
1) Date: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011
2) Cost: $30/person (cash or check)
3) Time: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
4) Pickup Point: in front of MLK Library, 9th and G Sts., NW, D.C.
5) Max. 50 riders. Email: email@example.com to reserve