Decatur House, former home of naval hero Stephen Decatur, now houses the National Center for White House History in Washington, D.C.
Decatur House has had a front row seat to some of our nation’s most important events since 1818. Located on Lafayette Square just across from the White House in Washington, D.C., this federal-style home was built for naval hero Stephen Decatur and his wife, Susan, and was designed by architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe. The National Center for White House History was established there in 2010.
Visitors to D.C. do not need to wander far from one of the top attractions, the White House, to see this beautiful home. Don’t miss their gift shop full of D.C. souvenirs, including the well-known Annual White House Christmas Ornament.
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Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.