Amuse Bouche

Georgetown's Old Stone House to Close for a Year

October 29, 2017

You’ve walked by it countless times. But if you’ve never explored DC’s oldest structure still on its original foundation, you’ll have to wait until the end of next year. Georgetown's The Old Stone House is closed to the public from October 30, 2017 through December 2018.

The Old Stone House, built in 1765, is the oldest structure on its original foundation in DC. (Photo by: National Park Service) The Old Stone House, built in 1765, is the oldest structure on its original foundation in DC.


A pre-Revolutionary structure, the house needs a new fire-suppression system, restored exterior stonework, upgraded plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems, and a stabilized foundation. 


When the structure was originally built in circa 1765, it was the home and a shop for a cabinetmaker Christopher Layman. In the 1950s, it was used as a car dealership before it reopened as a “house museum” in 1960, offering visitors a glimpse at pre-Revolutionary architecture and furnishings. In 1973, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in part because it is believed to be the location of Suter's Inn, where George Washington and Pierre L'Enfant stayed when they were surveying the new capital.

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Kids Halloween Party at Pinstripes Oct. 29

October 24, 2017

Join the fun October 29, 2017 at Pinstripes Georgetown for a Kids Club Halloween Party from 10:00 am till noon.


Gather with friends and family for the ultimate Halloween bash with bowling, mini pumpkin painting and a costume contest!

$12 per child includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, craft and $5 off brunch voucher

$6 per adult includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental and $5 off brunch voucher


Enjoy a Sunday Brunch buffet during the party, or head over to the bistro for brunch after the fun! Brunch is not included in admission price. Both Kids and Adults enjoy $5 off our regular brunch pricing.


Please note: your lane will be assigned at check in. There may be up to 6 people per lane, so you may be assigned a lane with new Kids Club friends. 


Recommended for kids age 4 years and older.


For tickets, click here.

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Fall Garden Design at Hillwood

October 3, 2017

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is hosting Gardener's Focus: Fall Design on October 5th & October 12th from 2:45 to 3:30 pm.

Jessica Bonilla (Photo by: Jessica Bonilla

Part of the magic of Hillwood’s gardens is how constantly (and quickly) things change! Focal points around the estate change seasonally. Join Jessica Bonilla, head gardener, to learn more about this fall’s seasonal plantings.


Jessica Bonilla is the head gardener at Hillwood. Joining the team in 2009, she and her staff are responsible for all aspects of garden upkeep. With nearly twenty years of experience, she started her career in commercial landscaping and in 2000 became head gardener at a private estate in Rochester, NY, where she also ran her own landscaping business. 


Advance reservations are available for members only, by calling 202.686.5807.


Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is located at 4155 Linnean Avenue NW.

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