Old Soldiers Home in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
U. S. Soldiers' Home
has been designated a
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Military • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1974.
Location. 38° 56.492′ N, 77° 0.654′ W. Marker is in Old Soldiers Home in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Grant Drive Northwest north of York Road Northwest, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW, Washington DC 20011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National CemeteryMemorial Day Order (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winfield Scott (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Civil War Defenses of Washington (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Soldiers Home.
More about this marker. The marker is on the campus of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (the AFRH, formerly known as the "Soldiers'" or "Soldiers' and Airmen's" Home) whose main entrance is at Upshur and Rock Creek Church Rd, NW. It is just outside the main (south) entrance to the historic Sherman Building in the park which extends between Scott Road and Lincoln Drive NOrthwest.
Also see . . .
1. President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home NM. (Submitted on April 27, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. President Lincoln's Cottage. (Submitted on April 27, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
1. Soldier's Home
The historic significance of the Soldiers' Home was officially recognized in 1974, when seven buildings built before the Civil War, along with six surrounding acres of land, were designated a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior. This designation celebrated the role of the Soldiers' Home in the development of American military asylums and recognized the site
On July 7, 2000, President William J. Clinton declared the Lincoln Cottage and 2.3 acres of surrounding land the President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument in honor of the site's notable role in the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Despite the designation as a National Monument, the site is stewarded and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, non-profit organization. The President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument is officially known as "President Lincoln's Cottage" today, but maintains its National Monument status.
Apparently, no exterior "National Monument" marker has been erected.
— Submitted April 27, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Additional keywords. Veterans; Winfield Scott, founder; U.S. Military Asylum; U.S. Soldiers and Airmen's Home; Armed Forces Retirement Home; Sherman Building; President Lincoln's Cottage.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,565 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 7, 8. submitted on November 22, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.