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“15 minute stop”
Review of Octagon Museum

Octagon Museum
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White House and Capital Views Outdoor Walking Tour
Ranked #164 of 445 things to do in Washington DC
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Octagon Museum was built between 1798-1800 by John Tayloe at the suggestion of George Washington. In 1814, the house was offered to President Madison as temporary quarters after the White House was burned in the War of 1812. The Treaty of Ghent was signed there, thus ending the war.
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“15 minute stop”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Run by the American Institute of Architects. Madison lived there during the War of 1812 when the White House got burned. Besides the unusual shape, it has some interesting features like back halls and stairs used by servants. If you're in the area of Corcoran, DAR and Dept of Interior anyway, might as well drop in.

Visited May 2014
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