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Decatur House

748 Jackson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4912
+1 202-842-0920
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Right across from the White House, this is one of the oldest surviving homes in Washington DC and was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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748 Jackson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4912
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+1 202-842-0920
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Had a good guided tour of this historic old house. The management and staff are very friendly, informative and helpful and the property is well taken care of as well. :)

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 19 June 2017

If you want to buy the White House Christmas ornaments, this is the place to get the real and authentic one, The place is also serves as the National Center for the White House history. If you do not have time to go inside, read...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 5 May 2017

In the rush to see the U.S Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial and the many museums and historical sites along the National Mall, the Decatur House is usually overlooked. But one of the oldest surviving houses in Washington, D.C., is only...More

3  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum located near the White House. There is no admissions chsrge. The first floor can be completely viewed in less than a half an hour. The museum provides an overview of the White House's neighborhood and houses. There are a number...More

1  Thank Jerandnanc
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Spend about a half of a week here for a conference. We had the opportunity to tour the house and it was well worth it! This is the home of the White House Historical Assoc., but they have restored the house to the look of...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

One interesting exhibit is a book with the signatures of every president with the exception of President Franklin Roosevelt's that was signed by Eleanor, his wife. A group of us were invited yo a dinner hosted by the White House Historical Society, and the food...More

Thank AnnKirby
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This is the place to stop first before exploring the Lafayette Park area. The important sites are shown here with a write up on each one. Friendly staff to answer questions and direct you to the sites themselves. Helps you to get around quickly without...More

Thank McWett
Reviewed 21 May 2016

A nice little museum with few select special pieces. I would have liked to see more of the house itself but it's not the point of the exhibition.

Thank christin77
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We were walking around the White House when the Secret Service suddenly closed the street, which prompted us to change our route. We sort of stumbled upon this gem of a museum. Though small, it's worthwhile to take a peek. The building is lovely and...More

2  Thank Bebop12345
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Our “Washington, DC History & Culture” Meetup group visited the Decatur House / White House Historical Association Holiday Open House. This was a great event, just as advertised, and it was free. We had gingerbread and hot chocolate, learned about holiday traditions at the White...More

1  Thank DCHistoryAndCulture
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