Washington, D.C.

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  • 1. American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati

    Dupont Circle | House/Mansion/Villa

    The palatial Gilded Age Anderson House is the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati, the nation's oldest historical organization promoting...Read More

  • 2. Decatur House

    White House area | House/Mansion/Villa

    Home to the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History, located across from the White House, this was the first and last private...Read More

  • 3. Dumbarton Oaks

    Georgetown | House/Mansion/Villa

    Career diplomat Robert Woods Bliss and his wife, Mildred, bought the property in 1920 and tamed the sprawling grounds into acres of splendid...Read More

  • 4. Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

    Anacostia | House/Mansion/Villa

    Cedar Hill, the Anacostia home of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, was the first Black National Historic Site that Congress designated. Douglass...Read More

  • 5. Heurich House Museum

    Dupont Circle | House/Mansion/Villa

    This opulent Romanesque Revival mansion, also known as the Brewmaster's Castle, was the home of Christian Heurich, a German immigrant who made...Read More

  • 6. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

    Upper Northwest | Garden/Arboretum

    Long before the age of Paris Hilton, cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post was the most celebrated socialite of the 20th century, famous...Read More

  • 7. Old Stone House

    Georgetown | House/Mansion/Villa

    Washington's oldest surviving building, this fieldstone house in the heart of Georgetown was built in 1765 by a cabinetmaker named Christopher...Read More

  • 8. President Lincoln's Cottage

    Columbia Heights | House/Mansion/Villa

    In June 1862 President Lincoln moved from the White House to this Gothic Revival cottage on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home to escape the...Read More

  • 9. Sewall-Belmont House & Museum

    Capitol Hill | House/Mansion/Villa

    Standing strong on Capitol Hill for more than 200 years, this house witnessed the construction of the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court, and its...Read More

  • 10. The Octagon House

    White House area | House/Mansion/Villa

    Why this six-sided building is named the Octagon remains a subject of debate. Some say that even though the main room is a circle, it resembled...Read More

  • 11. Tudor Place

    Georgetown | House/Mansion/Villa

    Stop at Q Street between 31st and 32nd streets; look through the trees to the north, to the top of a sloping lawn, and you can see the neoclassical...Read More

  • 12. Woodrow Wilson House

    Dupont Circle | House/Mansion/Villa

    President Wilson and his second wife, Edith Bolling Wilson, retired in 1921 to this Georgian Revival house designed by Washington architect...Read More

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