House Museums & Open-Air Museums of District of Columbia Photos

House Museums are historic or architecturally important homes restored to a defined period of time and open for public tours. Open-Air Museums are collections of such houses in a village or neighborhood with the addition of farms, commercial or industrial buildings. A list of all house museums in the state follows the featured museums at the top.

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Anderson House Anderson House was built by Larz & Isabel Anderson & willed to the Society of the Cincinnati as a HQ & Museum. Washington, DC Portrait of General George Washington, first President of Society of the Cincinnati attrib. Charles Peale Polk at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC English drawing room at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC
Dumbarton Oaks Museum Original entry at Dumbarton Oaks. Washington, DC French Renaissance limestone mantelpiece in Music Room at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC Middle Byzantine marble roundel with Emperor John II Komnenos ) at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC
Dumbarton House Dumbarton House Georgetown. Washington, DC
Ford's Theatre & House Where Lincoln Died Ford's Theater where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Washington, DC Bed similar to one in which Lincoln died at House Where Lincoln Died. Washington, DC Lincoln mourning rosette with button at House Where Lincoln Died. Washington, DC
Heurich Mansion Museum Heurich House Museum of Historical Society of Washington, DC Entrance hall staircase lampstand which used gas or electricity at Christian Heurich Mansion. Washington, DC German Bierstube in basement at Christian Heurich Mansion was part of the original home. Washington, DC
Memorial Continental Hall (DAR Period Rooms) Memorial Continental Hall a history showcase & national headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Washington, DC Pennsylvania Foyer with Vermont marble walls & tall clock at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC Neoclassical looking glass possibly from New York in Alabama period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC
Octagon House The Octagon, temporary White House after War of 1812 then HQ of American Institute of Architects. Washington, DC
Old Stone House Cooking fireplace at Old Stone House. Washington, DC Serving dish with lined pattern at Old Stone House. Washington, DC Flax wheel & yarn winder at Old Stone House. Washington, DC
Tudor Place Tudor Place was home of Curtis-Peter family. Washington, DC Parlor fireplace & mirror at Tudor Place. Washington, DC Portrait of Martha Parke Custis who with husband Thomas Peter built Tudor Place using legacy of step-grandfather George Washington at Tudor Place. Washington, DC
Woodrow Wilson House Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC Parlor / drawing room at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC Breakfast tray in Woodrow Wilson bedroom at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC
Mt Vernon, VA Mt Vernon porch which overlooks Potomac River. Washington, VA Kitchen table with pitcher & food in crust at Mt Vernon. Washington, VA Vault with tombs George & Martha Washington at Mt Vernon. Washington, VA

Other House Museums of District of Columbia
  • Decatur House Museum
  • Frederick Douglas National Historic Site
  • Hillwood Museum & Gardens
  • Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
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