Rosedale (Uriah Forrest House)

This 18th-century Cleveland Park residence has managed to retain the feeling of a rural farmhouse.

Located on a hill in Cleveland Park, Rosedale is an 18th-century frame house that stands on spacious grounds surrounded by trees and boxwood. Despite being located within Washington's boundaries, the house retains a secluded, rural setting and the unusual quality of a rambling country farmhouse.

At the urging of his wife Rebecca Plater Forrest, Revolutionary War Colonel Uriah Forrest moved from Georgetown to build this country homestead off the Frederick Turnpike. The farmhouse, built about 1793, incorporates a small stone cottage dating from about 1740, predating Georgetown’s Old Stone House. Forrest died in 1805, and the estate remained in the family until 1920.

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964 (Joint Committee on Landmarks)
National Register: May 8, 1973
Within Cleveland Park Historic District



3501 Newark Street, NW ~ The farmhouse is now a private residence. Please respect the privacy of the homeowners by not trespassing and admiring it from a distance.