The White House Years
The Whispering Gallery is a twisted, nightmarish hallway where you will hear brutally unkind things said about Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln during their early months in Washington. On the walls are cruel caricatures and barbed political cartoons that attack the Lincolns.
The Death of Willie is an immersive scene. You are standing with Abraham and Mary in Willie's bedroom inside the White House on the night of February 5, 1862, during a lavish White House party celebrating Mrs. Lincolnís much-needed redecoration of the house. Abraham and Mary are in their formal party clothes at Willie's bedside. Earlier, doctors had assured them that Willie was recovering, so the Lincolns have gone ahead with plans for the party. Now, during the party, Willie is taking a turn for the worse.
The Hall of Sorrows is a small alcove with a figure of Mary grieving the death of Willie.