Old Stone House, Washington DC

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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  • Georgetown is a picturesque, historic part of Washington, a short walk from the Potomac River and definitely worth seeing. The old quarter, which until 1871 remained a separate municipality, then on the basis of the issued Law Congress the streets had to be renamed and coincided with the streets of Washington. The oldest unchanged building in DC. On the ground floor there is a small souvenir shop and one room as a museum, the first floor will open to the public in summer.
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  • Really cool not well known landmark in Georgetown. Its a museum with a lot of history behind it. Free. It has a small gift shop up front as well. Don't miss the open garden in the rear which is also o...  more »
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  • A historical site in Georgetown. The house is a good quick stop to see a bit of old Georgetown. It has signs and placards of the history of the house and Georgetown. They were working on the second floor and told us it will be set up like how it was when the house was built. There is a souvenir shop on the first floor and the ranger was very pleasant and helpful.
  • The Old Stone House is a small museum, gift shop, and garden in the heart of Georgetown. It's run by Rock Creek Park and free for all to enter. The building itself is small, but its historical significance great. It's the oldest structure in the city still on its original foundation. The house is two levels and tiny. With reading through the exhibit, it may take 30 minutes to go through it all. There's then a small gift shop in the front to browse. Outside in the backyard is a long garden with several benches for reading. It's a great spot to get some respite from the city.

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