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. Sentimental local folklore preserved the Old Stone House from being demolished, unlike many colonial homes in the area that were replaced by redevelopment.

The Old Stone House was constructed in three phases during the 18th century and is an example of vernacular architecture. The house was built as a one-story structure. Additions were later made, and it was used both as a residence and for business. In the mid-20th century, at one time, it was the site of a used-car dealership. After acquisition and renovation by the National Park Service (NPS) in the 1950s, the Old Stone House was adapted as a house museum. The Old Stone House stands among the neighborhood's stores and restaurants. The building is considered 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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  • Located near the entrance of Georgetown Neighborhood, this attraction is easy to find ( right side of M Street). It has 3 floors but only the Ground Floor is available to visit. Managed by the... 
    Located near the entrance of Georgetown Neighborhood, this attraction is easy to find ( right side of M Street). It has 3 floors but only the Ground Floor is available to visit. Managed by the...  more »
  • Only the street level is open but you can also wander the property behind the house. It was a brief yet quaint visit, self guided, and quiet. Take all the pictures you want. There’s also a gift shop.....  more
    Only the street level is open but you can also wander the property behind the house. It was a brief yet quaint visit, self guided, and quiet. Take all the pictures you want. There’s also a gift shop.....  more »
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  • Went after hours, but still great to see. Wonderfully preserved. Watch out for the rats in the back yard - holy cow y’all have some rats up here.
  • Beautiful historical place built in the 17thousands. It also has a nice garden where you can sit and enjoy

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