Octagon Museum

Historic Site
Octagon Museum photo
Marvin Joseph - The Washington Post
The Octagon is one of the oldest houses in Washington.
Thursdays and Fridays 1 to 4
(Downtown)
Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Blue and Orange lines)
Free
202-638-3221
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Editorial Review

One of the oldest and most elegant residences in the District, the octagonal house provided refuge for James and Dolley Madison after the White House was burned during the War of 1812. One of the best examples of the Federal period of architecture in the country, the landmark building is preserved as a museum of the American Institute of Architects Foundation.

-- The Guide 2007 (April 26, 2007)