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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    Erin Anderson (3 years ago)
    Oh how I wish I could have gone upstairs! I'm a history lover and it was amazing to be inside a home that has been around for a long time! We were able to go to the backroom and see the old fireplace and how homes were designed back then. It was amazing!
    Jason Braun (4 years ago)
    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
    keith lowry (4 years ago)
    So much history and a very knowledgeable park ranger to tell you all about it!
    J A (4 years ago)
    The park ranger was super knowledgeable and the cashier was the nicest guy ever. Also this place is super old the US. George Washington slept there man.
    Temo Tarrago (4 years ago)
    Old, rustic, colonial house from before DC was created. Interesting story and wonderful garden in the middle of the Georgetown bustle.
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