The Old Stone House was built in 1765 and is the oldest unchanged building in Washington, D.C. The house is also Washington's last Pre-Revolutionary Colonial building on its original foundation. 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 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. Today, the home is 85% original to its 18th-century construction.



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Founded: 1765
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in United States


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Joey FLORIDA (9 months ago)
Pretty cool old stone house originally built in 1766. Small inside but actually 3 stories. Various pictures, merchandise and history onsite.
Anthony Couillard (11 months ago)
Waiting to get into Crumbs and Whiskers, we found the Old Stone House. Pretty cool little place. Oldest house in DC, and although it's rumored, George Washington did not sleep here. Inside they have a little gift shop and 1 old room. There was lots of information to read about the history. Out back, they have a nice tiny park with some flowers and vegetation. Halfway mIntained, with a few benches and photo ops. In the middle of a bustling Georgetown, it's well in walking distance to many of the stores and restaurants. Free, so a good place to kill some time.
Saffron (2 years ago)
I enjoyed the visit. It's well maintained and close to shopping and restaurants
Falon Hurst (2 years ago)
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.
Don A (3 years ago)
What a wonderful experience. Staff was very friendly.
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