Tag Archives: National Trust

President Lincoln’s cottage

I sometimes think that every major historic site has been identified and there cannot possibly be any that have been overlooked. I’m wrong, of course. I recently visited a President Lincoln site that has only been open to the public … Continue reading

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The car in President Wilson’s garage

Most presidents flee Washington when their time in the White House comes to an end. Who can blame them? President Wilson, the 28th inhabitant of the Executive Office, was different. He moved into a house in the Kalorama neighborhood of … Continue reading

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One of the best historic houses

Not every historic house was owned or built by someone famous. One of my favorite homes falls into this category. Drayton Hall, an imposing eighteenth-century plantation house stands in lofty isolation amidst moss-draped live oaks overlooking the Ashley River, about … Continue reading

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