Forrest-Marbury House

Constructed between 1788 and 1790, the Forrest-Marbury House is one of DC's few remaining 18th-century buildings.

The Forrest-Marbury House is the District's only building whose documented history is intertwined with the founding of the national capital. It was in this house that George Washington dined with the District Commissioners and others on the day in March 1791 when Washington and the local proprietors reached the agreement that established the Federal City's approximate boundaries and arrived at a formula for dividing the land between the Government and the proprietors.

The house was constructed sometime between 1788 and 1790 when the property was owned by Benjamin Stoddert. Uriah Forrest, Stoddert's business partner, lived in the house in the early 1790s, and John Marbury, the plaintiff in the famous Marbury v. Madison decision, lived in the house during the 19th century.

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964
National Register: July 2, 1973
Within Georgetown Historic District



3350 M Street, NW