The Old Stone House, part of the Landmark District of Georgetown, is the only surviving pre-Revolutionary Colonial building in the capital. The house stands on its original site in the port of Georgetown in 1751.
This building was beautiful from the outside. I was a bit bummed that I couldn't see inside but, the flower gardens were amazing!
I kept walking down the street and noticed a store that had a line of people waiting in front of it. I had no clear idea what was going on but, that didn't matter I stepped right up and took my place in the line, the same as everyone else. Everyone was in a jovial mood and we all kept looking back to see how many people would line up after us. This seemed to be the place to be...Georgetown Cupcake! I have never heard of this place before but, let me tell you...it is definitely worth the wait in line! The cupcakes were very Yummy!!
I asked for directions to get to the waterfront and everyone was so nice here. I was directed to the brick-paved street that would take me directly to the Waterfront Park. Crossing the C&O Canal, I couldn't help noticing how rustically beautiful it was.
|Georgetown View of the Potomac|
Washington Harbour has some great restaurants with amazing views of the Potomac. I had dinner at Tony and Joe's. Meals there are reasonably priced with their specialty in seafood. Try the Salmon it was fabulous! I sat on the patio and watched the boats go by and the sun setting. What a wonderfully relaxing evening!
As I was walking back to the town from the waterfront I came across the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. A little history..."Georgetown was little more than a sleepy market town when planning for a Potomac River Valley canal began in the 1820s. It would likely have remained one forever or perhaps even faded away entirely but for one critical decision: the new canal would not end at Fletcher's Cove, as expected, but continue int the heart of the village. This meant Georgetown would have a real future, not only as an important capital city neighborhood but also as a vibrant, industrial community." But walking along the canal it was like walking back in time.
Georgetown...definitely a must see town when visiting in the Washington D.C. area!