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Decatur House

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Right across from the White House, this is one of the oldest surviving homes in Washington DC and was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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748 Jackson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4912
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+1 202-842-0920
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All reviews national center stephen decatur lafayette square historical association h street nice gift shop white house across the street guided tour naval restored century informative history government paintings visitors
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice venue, attentive service and decent sized. I thought the Decatur House was a fairly delightful place fora wedding and reception. Located near the White House, historic and elegant.

Thank wlamb123
Reviewed August 24, 2018

This was the first private house to come up near the White House occupying nearly six acres of land. It was built by Commodore Decatur, an American war hero. He was subsequently killed in a duel with another officer. Many important persons lived in this...More

Thank wallacejain
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Decatur House is a very special venue for hosting an event with a bit of history. The sophisticated venue has a docent to tour your through the historic house during passed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. There is a beautiful garden that on this particular evening...More

Thank cstewartDallas
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful examples of Federal restoration. Docent was engaging and open to all questions and comments.

Thank Norman W
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Came here for an event. It's an interesting place on one side of Lafafyette park - just north of the White House. It's a pretty place. With so much to see, it's hard to push this as a top attraction. But if you are in...More

1  Thank Joe N
Reviewed March 12, 2018

This charming early 1800's house has been lovingly restored. Full of period furniture and paintings and decorations. Surprisingly it is not normally very crowded. Perhaps because people think its official/government. It does have a nice gift shop too.

2  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Absolutely beautiful mansion in the heart of historic area of DC. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. Looks like it did back in 1800.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Decatur House is a charming place and very uncrowded compared with all the huge tourist spots all around. So it makes a great addition to a trip that adds a cozy and historical dimension to a visit to our Capitol. It is of course right...More

1  Thank hcmjkm
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Had a good guided tour of this historic old house. The management and staff are very friendly, informative and helpful and the property is well taken care of as well. :)

Thank Dave L
Reviewed June 19, 2017

If you want to buy the White House Christmas ornaments, this is the place to get the real and authentic one, The place is also serves as the National Center for the White House history. If you do not have time to go inside, read...More

1  Thank Prawet J
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Kenneth C
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Response from cstewartDallas | Reviewed this property |
It is handicap accessible. I don’t know the availability of handicap parking within close proximity. I’m sorry I could not be of more help.