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About Octagon Museum, Washington D. C.

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.

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How To Get To 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.

Address: 1799 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, United States

Phone: +1-2026267439

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

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Share your experience - Rate Octagon Museum, Washington D. C.

  • 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.

  • A small but cool museum. You can finish browsing through the whole thing in 30 minutes. If you are too tired walking outside with the heat waves, visit this place as a cool break.

  • An interesting landmark. Great to see the many phases of construction styles too. Historical indeed.

  • Free admission and fabulous architecture! A must-see, and right near the White House.

  • Love the architecture and the history but wish the politically correct tone was shifted to include ALL the history. I never did learn much about the actual family that built it.

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