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Old Stone House

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Address: 3051 M St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20007
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Stopped in to see the oldest structure still standing in the DC area. There's no fee for touring the house and there's some interesting artifacts from that era. The house is... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
timothy r
Niagara Falls, New York
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

According to folklore, George Washington and Pierre Charles L'Enfant met at the Old Stone House to plan the design for the layout of the new nation's capital city. It is the reason the house, built in 1765, was never demolished. However, after some research by the National Park Service, it was determined that the legend wasn't true, that Washington and... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to see the oldest structure still standing in the DC area. There's no fee for touring the house and there's some interesting artifacts from that era. The house is relatively small and you can see most of it within about 10min depending on how much you want to look at in detail. Overall it was neat to see... More 

Thank timothy r
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Next to the Miss Saigon restaurant (where we are headed for lunch), is the Olde Stone House. We stopped in to visit the free museum dedicated to the lives of middle class colonial America. The Stone House was privately owned until 1953 when the federal government purchased the property for $90,000. Prior to this purchase, the building was home to... More 

Thank ITRT
Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Tucked in between stores and restaurants in Georgetown, this historic house is fun to tour. Make sure you check out the gardens. The gift shop is fun & funky. I bought some owl cards. One thing I have to say - the woman working here was soooooo nice and knowledgeable. Thanks to all the D.C. Park Service employees/volunteers. You guys... More 

Thank Cindy T
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

As many things in Washington… it is a nice tour back in time when you visit this house. It is located in Georgetown and doesn't take long to walk through.

Thank Hindy1
Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Georgetown presents you with good street walk, nice old homes, brick buildings, nice eating places, nice views of the river side and The Old State House. Built in 1765, this is the oldest unchanged building in Washington DC. Inside you can easily be taken back to the old era and one does think that outside all will be like the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the 30 minutes we spent here. Here's why: It's a piece of history. As the oldest surviving residence in DC, it has a place in history. The fact that so much of that is preserved, that they can share the history of its residents via a museum, is pretty cool. It's quick. Since it's not big, and... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

If you're in the area of Georgetown, don't miss this little piece if history. It's not big but it's interesting. You enter through a gift shop to the museum. You get to see the kitchen area and also 2nd and 3rd floor.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We came across the Old Stone House as we were walking through Georgetown. It was open and free to enter so we popped in. This is the oldest building in Washington DC. It was obviously the home of a prosperous family and there were interesting things to see on all three floors. There were even a few toys to play... More 

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Indialantic, Florida
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The old stone house is interesting as the oldest building in Washington, D.C. It's right in the middle of the shopping district on M Street. The tour is a free self-guided tour of three floors. The ground floor has the kitchen and gift shop. The second floor has the dining room and main bedroom, and the third floor has the... More 

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