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Decatur House on Lafayette Square
The Decatur House is one of the oldest surviving homes in Washington, DC and one of only three remaining residential buildings in the country designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Completed in 1818 for naval hero Stephen Decatur and his wife, its distinguished architecture and prominent location across from the White House made Decatur House home to many of our nation's prominent figures. Today, visitors hear compelling stories of this unique site, from elite socializing to a fatal duel to a slave's campaign for freedom.
Capacity, Theatre-style: 250