Old Stone House
Built in 1765, the Old Stone House is the oldest standing building in Washington, D.C. Constructed out of locally quarried blue granite and a surviving example of pre-Revolutionary American vernacular architecture, the house was used dually as a residence and shop until the U.S. government purchased it in 1953.
Today the modest building is about 85 percent original to its 18th century construction and is valued at more than $7 million. Inside, there are several rooms furnished as they would have been in the late 18th century that are open for viewing as well as a gift shop.
Stop and rest for awhile in the garden, which is open every day from dawn until dusk, before you make the long walk down M Street, Georgetown's main thoroughfare that is composed of several blocks of tempting stores and restaurants. Depending on how much shopping you have to do, walking this way could end up taking hours!
3051 M St., NW