Government Shutdown and Important Information
All effective January 2, 2019 all Smithsonian’s including the National Zoo are now closed until further notice. The National Gallery of Art and the Sculpture Garden are open today only (Jan. 2nd) until 5:00pm and will be closed beginning January 3rd.
The following are open for business: the Capitol Visitors Center, Botanic Garden, National Women’s Museum, Madame Tussauds*, the Newseum*, Museum of the Bible*and the National Law Enforcement Museum*. All outdoor Memorials are open but do not have restroom facilities.
The privately owned Museums noted with an * do require an entrance fee.
On Saturday January 19, 2019 OTT DC will be closed for day tours due to the 2019 Annual Women’s March on Washington. Night tour runs normally.
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Old Stone House

Free
old stone house in Washington DC

Located at 3051 M Street, NW, the Old Stone House is the oldest building situated within in the District of Columbia still on its original foundation. Built in 1765 from locally quarried blue granite, it was initially preserved under the belief that George Washington once slept there. The building housed a car dealership when it was purchased by the federal government in 1953. A rare example of pre-Revolutionary War-era architecture, the National Park Service opened the home for public tours three years later. The furnishings on display include a clock manufactured by John Suter, Jr. who was one of the building’s early owners.

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