Octagon Museum9 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 1799 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2026267439
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums
Octagon Museum is also known as Colonel John Tayloe III House and is located at 1799 New York Avenue. The museum was designed by the famed designer William Thornton and was built in 1799 and 1801in the city. The whole museum was kept as the way it was and if you visit it you will see the same colours and decorations that were there in that era. A fun filled learning experience is what the destination offers.
How to Reach Octagon Museum
- Take a subway from Farragut West Metro Station.
- Take a bus from 18TH ST & F ST NW nb.
- Take a taxi or rental to the destination.
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0.08% of people who visit Washington D. C. include Octagon Museum in their plan
50% of people start their Octagon Museum visit around 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Octagon Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Octagon Museum
Octagon Museum Reviews & Ratings
This out-of-the-way gem is worth hunting down! I won’t ruin the interesting history of the place; you should go find out for yourself. It is FREE and very kid friendly - not one of those historical homes where every room is roped off. You can touch, sit on, open, and explore pretty much everything. Don’t miss it!
Remarkable space and very old and historic. Don't miss the basement kitchen, very progressive for its time. Also, the brick circle in the basement used to be an indoor well, also innovative for the times.
You can’t get inside White House but you could there. Interesting place. No cover. Not people inside. You can take enough pics. Nice architecture.
Historical of course, but did you know. . . . Well I'll just let the Oncall Tour Guide tell you. He was a gentleman and fresh faced with the right information.
This museum allows a self-guided tour with very detailed, laminated information sheets available to guests in each room. I particularly liked how much design information was explained that highlights the architectural features and finishes information on the home. Fascinating how the architect designed the home to allow for airflow, service stairway to allow the house functions to happen out-of-sight from guests, the best position on the lot to allow natural light to enter important rooms . The museum also highlights the significance of the home, its owners and its guests over the years. Highly recommend stopping in for a step back in time.