Octagon Museum

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  • Address: 1799 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, United States, Washington D. C.
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2026267439
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids

Octagon Museum - Review

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 by Public Transport

  • 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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  • Octagon Museum Address: 1799 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, United States, Washington D. C.
  • Octagon Museum Contact Number: +1-2026267439
  • Octagon Museum Timing: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Octagon Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Octagon Museum(preferred time): 06:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Octagon Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 0.3% of people who visit Washington D. C. include Octagon Museum in their plan

  • 38.71% of people start their Octagon Museum visit around 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Octagon Museum

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Octagon Museum

People normally club together Corcoran Gallery Of Art and Church Of St. Paul's, K Street while planning their visit to Octagon Museum.

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  • Neat, off-the-beaten path place to visit. Highly recommend this museum. Features a self-guided tour with a hands-on approach. You can lay on the beds, try on a dress or try carrying buckets up the stairs to get a feel for what life was like for some of the inhabitants back then. Supposedly haunted but didn't experience anything unusual during our visit.

  • This museum was one of the favorites for the kids. Interactive experience with a scavenger hunt for them. Staff was friendly and helpful. If you're looking for an obscure museum with a rich history that was very important to the history of the United States, this is the place for you. The Treaty of Ghent that ended the war of 1812 was signed in this house. The 5th President of the United States James Madison lived there after the British burned the white house.

  • Octagon maintained by AIA and others is a glimpse of early Washington and had minimal renovation in the last 100+ years but it was painted nice colors in 2017.

  • A little known historic building. Sorry I couldn't get in to look at the interior (Sunday). Just glad to get some nice photos and to be able to tell others about the part it played in American history.

  • Make sure to check out the basement with its slave quarters. It's a fascinating look back at how these men and women lived and worked in this environment and situation.

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