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Decatur House, Washington DC

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Decatur House is a historic home in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, named after its first owner and occupant Stephen Decatur. The house (built, 1818) is located northwest of Lafayette Square, at the southwest corner of Jackson Place and H Street, near the White House. A museum, it now serves as the National Center for White House History, of the White House Historical Association.HistoryDecatur House is one of the oldest surviving homes in Washington, D.C., and one of only three remaining houses in the country designed by neoclassical architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Completed in 1818 for naval hero Stephen Decatur and his wife, Susan, the Federal Style house is prominently located across Lafayette Square from the White House. It was successively home to Henry Clay, Martin Van Buren and Edward Livingston, who collectively made Decatur House the unofficial residence of the Secretary of State from 1827 to 1833, each renting the house while they served in that post.
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  • 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 H...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 dinn...  more »
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  • The Decatur House is a very unique piece of D.C. history itself-- and it frequently hosts free exhibits featuring rare artefacts of American history; Also lots of free concerts-- like the weekly Jazz on Jackson series in the summer. Their gift shop is great too. And it's the only official place to purchase the annual White House Historical Association commemorative Christmas ornament.
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