Learn About a Time Gone By at a House Museum

A man in a house museum

Would you like to enjoy a fun-filled journey back in time?

Then visit one of these house museums near 2001 Clarendon Blvd, where you’ll learn about the fascinating people who once called them home:

Old Stone House 

Built in 1776 of quarried blue granite, the Old Stone House is the oldest home in Washington DC, still on its original foundation. It was preserved under the misconception that George Washington once slept there. The home is a rare example of pre-Revolutionary War architecture  and was being used by a car dealership in the early 1950s when it was purchased by the federal government.  Knowledgeable docents share stories about the occupants, and the furnishings include a clock made by one of the early owners. The Old Stone House is eight minutes from our Clarendon apartments. 

Ball-Sellers House 

Constructed in the 1740s by John Ball, the Ball-Sellers House is the oldest surviving structure in Arlington. Three generations of Carlin’s owned the home next, including William Carlin who worked as George and Martha Washington’s tailor. Today, the house is a Virginia State Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Docents tell about the owners as they offer guided tours of the home and grounds. Ball-Sellers is open April through October and is a ten-minute drive from our community.

Heurich House Museum 

Known as the Brewmaster’s Castle, the Heurich House Museum preserves the legacy of famous brewer Christian Heurich. He built the house between 1892 and 1894. Today,  the mansion is DC’s best-preserved example of Richardson Romanesque residential architecture. The home was ahead of its time and featured burglar alarms and electric lighting, among other technological advancements.

Along with these historic homes, our apartments near Courthouse Metro are also near premier shopping and dining destinations. To call our community home, please contact us. We will arrange a tour where you can see all we have to offer.

Social media summary? Do you enjoy exploring old homes? Then don’t miss visiting the Old Stone House and other house museums near 2001 Clarendon Blvd. 

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