Old Stone House
C&O Canal Towpath
The shaded hiking-cycling path – part of a larger national historic park – runs alongside a waterway constructed in the mid-1800s to...
Greats like Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan played this venerable club back in the day. The talent remains just as sterling now, and...
Unum hops on the upscale-casual, modern-American-fare bandwagon with its shareable plates and mains (most of which are available by the...
3051 M St NW · interesting places nearby
Old Stone House information
Built in 1765, the capital’s oldest surviving building has been a tavern, brothel and boardinghouse (sometimes all at once). Today it's a small museum offering a peek into Revolutionary War–era life. The evocative little garden in back is worth a mosey.
It was almost demolished in the 1950s, but a persistent (albeit false) rumor that Pierre L’Enfant used it as a workshop while designing DC saved it for posterity.