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Old Stone House, Washington DC

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The Old Stone House is the oldest unchanged building in Washington, D.C., United States. The house is also Washington's last Pre-Revolutionary Colonial building on its original foundation. Built in 1765, Old Stone House is located at 3051 M Street, Northwest in the Georgetown neighborhood. Unlike many Colonial homes in the area, sentimental local folklore preserved the Old Stone House from being demolished.The Old Stone House was constructed in three phases during the 18th century and is an example of vernacular architecture. During its history, the house was started as a one-story building and gradually became a used car dealership later. After a renovation by the National Park Service (NPS) in the 1950s, the Old Stone House was turned into a house museum. The Old Stone House stands among the neighborhood's stores and restaurants as an example of local history for tourists, shoppers, and students. The building is part of the Rock Creek Parkway urban natural area and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The Old Stone House is also a contributing property to the Georgetown Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. Today, the home is 85% original to its 18th-century construction.
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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 relatively small and you c...  more »
  • This was a surprise, we were walking around Georgetown and saw a sign saying Old Stone House, we went to see what it was and found a small museum amazing. In fact it is the oldest House in the area, having been built in the early 18th century. The exhibition of the Museum is the House itself and the furniture of the time in your interior, the environments are organized as they should be in 1700 with furniture and decoration original also-some even have always been there in that House, for 300 years. Around the House still has a small garden that compared to what was in your era, according to information on the site-which is a great place to stroll and rest. Admission is free and the history lesson goes!
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  • 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 H...  more »
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  • Great laid back wedding venue for our small ten person group, and a sweet oasis in the midst of Georgetown chaos.
  • Awesome little home! It has been very well preserved and is a nice side stop on a walk through Georgetown.
  • Start of the haunted Georgetown tour. Want to tour this itself
  • Old historical site!!!