Located in the private quarters on the second floor of the White House, the Lincoln Bedroom is perhaps the most famous room in the mansion. Originally an office for presidents before the West Wing and the Oval Office were built, it is here where Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, and here where one of the 5 remaining copies of the Gettysburg Address is housed. The room was named the Lincoln Bedroom by President Harry Truman.
In this program, world renowned Lincoln Historian Harold Holzer sits down with C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb in the Lincoln Bedroom itself for the most in-depth view ever of this space and how Lincoln used this as his office during his time in the White House from 1861-1865. Mr. Holzer also describes other parts of the White House as Lincoln would have seen and used them during his time, including the private family quarters just down the hall from the Lincoln Bedroom and the window above the North Portico of the White House, where Lincoln made his last speech.