This Old Town Alexandria, Virginia home of John and Sara Carlyle served as the headquarters of General Braddock, the leader of the British forces during the French and Indian War.
Clara Barton National Historic Site
This National Historic Site commemorates the life of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. The house sits adjacent to Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, Maryland.
Visit Dumbarton House, a museum and home of the colonial period in Georgetown in Washington, DC.
Gunston Hall Plantation
Visit the home of George Mason, one of the men who founded the Consitution and the Bill of Rights. This colonial home is an 18th century plantation set on 550 beautiful acres in Lorton, Virginia.
Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, DC
President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington, DC gives Americans an intimate, never-before-seen view of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and family life. Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at Lincoln's Cottage features exhibitions that tell the story of Lincoln’s role as Commander-in-Chief.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin to be Preserved as an Historic Site
Montgomery County, Maryland has agreed to purchase and restore the former home of Josiah Henson, a slave that served as Harriet Beecher Stowe's model for her novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
The Marshall House - Leesburg, VA
Visit the estate of General George C. Marshall, an American political leader of the 20th century.
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, DC
Tour the beautifully restored Victorian Mansion that was the former home of Frederick Douglass, the famous abolitionist and advisor to Lincoln.
Sully Historic Site
Tour the home of Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia's first Representative to Congress, and learn about life in the early 19th century.
The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
Visit this Washington, DC museum and learn about the life of Mary McLeod Bethune, an African American woman educator, presidential advisor, and political activist.
Woodlawn Plantation and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House
The estate of Nellie Custis Lewis, granddaughter of George and Martha Washington,located just 3 miles from Mount Vernon in Alexandria, Virginia.
Washington DC Historic Home Tours for the Holidays
During the holiday season, take a tour and explore four of Washington DC's historic home museums, enjoy seasonal decorations and music from the Federal period through the Roaring Twenties.