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.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Stone House by using our Washington DC trip itinerary site .
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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La casa piu' vecchia di Washington si trova a Georgetown diventata "parco" è sotto la gestione dei Rangers. Non è granchè ma se si è nel quartiere si puo' viisitare: occorre davvero poco tempo per far... more »The oldest house in Washington is located in Georgetown became "park" is under the management of the Rangers. It's not much, but if you're in the neighborhood you can't live: it takes very little time to do it, and if you collect the stamps of the American parks, you can add one
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 f... more »
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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