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Old Stone House

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Washington's oldest house and an excellent example of stone architecture, the Old Stone House in Georgetown is more than 230 years old. It was built in 1765 by Christopher Layman, a cabinet maker. The building served as a shop and residence for most of its existence. The ground floor has been used by a cabinet maker, a watchmaker, a printer, a cobbler, a tailor, a gunsmith, a painter, and a glazer. It was purchased by the National Park Service and opened to the public in 1960. The large garden with many perennial flowers common during the 18th century, is a popular meeting spot at lunchtime for Georgetown residents and visitors. Read Marisa B.'s review of Old Stone House Park on Yelp

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National Park Service
3051 M St. N.W.
Washington DC 20007