Journey Through Hallowed Ground
Lincoln's Cottage is not a home tour, all rooms are mostly vacant because although the family spent a lot of time here, no written descriptions exist of the interior. However, the tour allows you to really focus on the space and man rather than the furniture.
Lincoln commuted daily to the White House without military escort until someone took a shot at him knocking off his stove pipe hat. The hat was later retrieved with a bullet hole through the middle.
From that point on, a cavalry unit was assigned to guard the president and the Lincoln family, camping on the grounds at the Soldier's Home. Sometimes Lincoln was accompanied by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton who also resided in a cottage on the grounds.