Old Soldiers Home in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
U. S. Soldiers’ Home
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America.
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Erected 1974 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 38° 56.492′ N, 77° 0.654′ W. Marker is in Old Soldiers Home, District of Columbia, in Washington. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3700 N. Capitol Street, NW, Washington DC 20011, United States of America.
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); Memorial 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); Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grant Circle (approx. half a mile away); Fort Totten (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Soldiers Home.
More about this marker.
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 as the last remaining example of three original military asylums established in 1851. The National Historic Landmark includes buildings and grounds that are outside the area open to visitors of President Lincoln's Cottage.
On July 7, 2000, President William J. Clinton declared the Lincoln
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.
Categories. • Landmarks • Military • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,397 times since then. 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.