Old Stone House

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Old Stone House information

Washington, DC , USA
3051 M St NW
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noon-5pm Wed-Sun
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Built in 1765, the capital’s oldest surviving building has been a tavern, brothel and boardinghouse (sometimes all at once) and today, despite sitting in the middle of M St, serves as a gardens and small museum on 18th-century American life. It was almost demolished in the 1950s, but a persistent (albeit false) rumor that L’Enfant used it as a workshop while designing DC saved it for posterity.