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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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  • 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...  read more »
  • 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 2...  read more »
  • The Stone House is a small museum located in Georgetown. Is a typical House that retains all the features from the time of its construction.
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  • Helpful staff from the national park service, and there is a cute little scenic garden in the back. A great place to drop in if you are already exploring Georgetown
  • The Old Stone House in Georgetown is the oldest unchanged building in Washington D.C.. The house has been made into a museum which offers plenty of interesting facts about the house and the time in which it was made. The backyard area is a nice serene garden open to the public. (Beware there are rumors that this house is haunted).
  • Very neat stone house run by the National Park Service. The oldest unmodified building in DC.
  • Park Rangers are super friendly and informative. The house is amazing and grounds are beautiful. Loved this place!
  • Neat bit of history, definitely must see if you're walking around Georgetown already.
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