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Old Stone House Park, 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, valued at over $7 million, 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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  • This residence is recognized as the original/oldest preserved building in Washington. Hence its importance and tourist appeal. She is in the middle of M St., in contrast to all the shops and restaurants. As the name suggests, is built with stones, and is very beautiful. If you have time, between meeting the unassuming Museum that seeks to present as were the residences of the time.
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  • The Old Stone House is a pretty and interesting which is in Georgetown. It is a colonial House that is furnished and allows free visits. The environment is very interesting and I felt like in a period movie. The visit is very fast and for sure worth it!
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  • 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...  more »
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  • A refuge in the city! The hiking trails are wonderful, and the creek makes you feel like you aren't in the city. After a heavy rain, the creek offer paddlers some Class I- II rapids in short sections that you can run. It's a great alternative to driving further away from the city. I particularly love that they close the roads on the weekends to bike traffic only. This allows cyclists to get some training time in, as well as keeping hikers and horseback riders safe from speeding cars. I go to RCP every weekend and I'm still finding something new about it to love. Highly recommended!
  • All cities have their parks, this is DCs. I highly recommend taking a day to walk the paths around the park and escape the city blitz. On Saturday and Sunday they close off parts of beach road for bikers and pedestrians to walk freely on the road.
  • Secluded spot in the heart of Washington DC! Fantastic for a quick BBQ or to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life
  • A nice park that has some good trails and can be a welcome respite from the urban landscape while not being too far from downtown. On weekends, part of beach drive closes, which is great for hiking and cycling. Unfortunately, the creek isn't as clean as it should be.
  • Beautiful park! Beach Dr. is closed to vehicle traffic on the weekends and holidays, making it safe and quiet to hike along the road and enjoy nature. Rock Creek Park is a great getaway from the business of the city, and it's close by, too!