|Address:||748 Jackson Place, N.W. Entrance at 1610 H Street|
House Tours - tours leave at quarter past each hour
Museum Shop open Monday through Saturday, 10:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 4:00 p.m.
|Visitor Entrance:||Entrance at 1610 H Street|
|Metro:||Farragut West (blue and orange lines) Farragut North (red line)|
Overview of organization: Decatur House is one of the oldest surviving homes in Washington,DC, and one of only three remaining residential buildings in the country designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the father of American architecture. Completed in 1818 for naval hero Stephen Decatur and his wife Susan, its distinguished neo-classical architecture and prominent location across from the White House made Decatur House one of the capital's most desirable addresses and home to many of our nation's most prominent figures. Today, visitors hear compelling stories of this unique site, from elite socializing to a fatal duel to a slave's campaign for freedom.